Honors Band

Texas Music Scholar awards outstanding students in high school music programs who exemplify attributes of meritorious performance in the areas of scholarship, musicianship, and citizenship.

How Do I Become a Texas Music Scholar?

Must be a 9-12 grader that has met the following criteria during the current school year:

  • Is a viable member in the Lamar High School Band, Orchestra, or Choir for the entire year;
  • Maintains an overall “A” average, as defined by AISD policy, for the entire school year;
  • Maintains academic eligibility for the entire school year;
  • Participates in ALL scheduled events of the parent organization;
  • Attends, as an audience member, 2 director-approved concert events of high school, collegiate or professional level during a school year;
  • Is selected and participates as required as a member of a TMEA organization (band, orchestra, choir)…All-Region or All-State Ensembles;
  • Performs a UIL Prescribed Music List Class 1 solo for a competition or public performance; and
  • Consistently exhibits behavior which brings honor to the parent organization, school, and community.

These criteria may be met singularly or in any combination of band, orchestra, or vocal organizations.

The distinction may be achieved each school year.

The school year is defined as the beginning of the year through the next-to-the-last official grade reporting period that AISD uses for the purpose of calculating grade averages and determining eligibility.

Awards Earned:

  • 1st year: Patch and Certificate
  • Each year following: Bar and Certificate


All requirements must be met by April 15th.