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***Summer Band Begins Wednesday, July 27th at 7:00am***

All 2016-2017 Akins Band students are required to attend all Summer Band sessions.  The normal schedule is 7:00am to 4:00pm with a lunch break from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

More detailed information can be found here.

Questions or Concerns? - Send us an email.


Current News & Information

Summer & Fall 2016 - Information “Packet"

In an effort to save money and trees, the summer mailing is being done digitially this year.  Below are the links to all the documents that would have been in the mailed packet.

If you did not receive an e-mail with this information, that means we do not have your correct contact information.  Please contact Mr. Fincher ASAP to get your information updated.  Click on the name of each document to review.  

If you are receiving this information via the website (you DIDN’T get an e-mail), please also click here to let us know you recieved the information.

Welcome to the Akins Band Family - Mr. Nick Doshier

The Akins Band is pleased to welcome Mr. Nick Doshier for the 2016-2017 school year as our Assistant Director of Bands!  His biography is below and is excited to meet the rest of the family when summer band starts in July!


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Nick Doshier is excited to join the Akins High School Band in the fall of 2016.  As an Austin native, Mr. Doshier was a member of the Murchison Middle School Band and Anderson High School Band and Jazz Band.  After grade school, Mr. Doshier attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor of Music Studies degree in 2015, studying under Dr. Bob Duke, Dr. Robert Carnochan, Dr. Scott Hanna, Steven Bryant, and Charles Villarrubia.  During his time at the University of Texas, Mr. Doshier was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and University Orchestra, performing at the 2012 CBDNA Convention.

Mr. Doshier was a proud member of the University of Texas Longhorn Band for five years, fulfilling the roles of New Member Advisor, Green Fee Coordinator, and spent four years as a “Texas TUBA!” Section Leader.  In addition, Mr. Doshier served as an active member of the Alpha Tau chapter of the national marching band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi and as president of the Mu Theta chapter of the international professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon in 2014.  In 2012-2014 Mr. Doshier was a marching band technician with the Westlake High School Chap Band where they placed 7th at the Texas State UIL Marching Band Contest in 2012.

Mr. Doshier spent his first year teaching in Austin ISD as a Classroom Guitar Instructor at Mendez Middle School and Chior Director at Travis High School.  Under Mr. Doshier’s direction, both performing ensembles received better scores at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contests than in recent school history.  Prior to his first year of teaching, Mr. Doshier student taught with the McCallum High School and Kealing Middle School band programs.

Mr. Doshier continues to actively perform in community wind ensembles as a tuba player with the Austin Cinematic Symphony and the Waterloo Wind Band.  When not teaching, Mr. Doshier enjoys cooking, bouldering, video gamin, playing guitar, and running.

Congratulations to UIL State Solo & Ensemble Performers

Congratulations to Buddima Wanniarchchi on his “Superior” First Division solo performance at the Texas State UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, May 28th!

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Buddima learns that he earned a First Division - “Superior” rating on his solo.

Congrats also to Marcus Alvarado, Bobby Losolla, Christian Morales, Alejandro Rodriguez, Abigail Stanfield, Eric Trejo, and Christopher Tristan on their “Excellent” performance at the contest.

Congrats to All State Solo & Ensemble Performers!

Congratulations to all Akins Band students who performed at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, May 28th!

The following students received an rating of “Excellent"

  • Marcus Alvarado - Snare Drum
  • Bobby Losolla, Jr. - Keyboard Percussion
  • Christian Morales - Keyboard Percussion
  • Alejandro Rodriguez - Flute
  • Abagail Stanfield - French Horn
  • Eric Trejo - Snare Drum
  • Christopher Tristan - Keyboard Percussion

Booster Welcome for Freshmen Parents

The new 2016-2017 Booster Board wants to welcome all incoming freshmen and their parents!

Click here for a welcome letter from the new Akins Band Booster Board.

Check out the Booster tab for more information.

June Camp - June 6th through June 9th

This camp is required for all members of the 2016-2017 Akins Eagle Band.  Attendance at this camp is a factor in deciding who receives a “primary” marching spot in the fall marching show.

When:  8:00am to 4:00pm - June 6th through June 9th

Where:  Akins High School

What to Wear:  School appropriate clothing, shorts/t-shirt, tennis shoes (or similar)

What to Bring:  Instrument (w/ reeds, valve oil, etc.), pencil, lunch (Students will be required to remain on campus during the lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Students may have a lunch brought to them during this time.), sunglasses, hat

What Not to Bring:  Candy/food other than lunch, toys/games, bad attitudes :-)

  • Students will be spending time outside in the mornings.  It is critical that students be prepared with water, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, etc.
  • Students who play a school owned instrument (oboe, bassoon, tenor/bari sax, french horn, euphonium, tuba, percussion) will have the appropriate instruments checked out to them upon arrival Monday morning.
  • Students who play a non-school owned instrument (flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, trombone) will need to bring their own instrument.  - If you do not have your own instrument, please contact Mr. Fincher immediately for assistance.

You can download a printable/savable version of this information (including the Summer Band calendar) here.

© Akins High School Band 2016