Wrangler Band

The Cisco College Band Program is a performing group with several ensembles that perform year round at football halftimes, basketball games, volleyball games, parades, Concerts, special events and exhibitions. The Marching Band has been the exhibit band at several District, Regional UIL and private competitions.


Band offers several advantages to students wishing to pursue their college career by using their musical talent and abilities. Students do not have to be music majors as they do in many other schools to be awarded a scholarship. More advantages to being in the Wrangler Band are scholarships awarded to every band member, low cost education, and friendly small campus atmosphere. The college has numerous campus organizations, travel opportunities and Cisco College is easily accessible off 1-20 between Fort Worth and Abilene.

Ensembles: Marching Band, Color Guard, Drum Line, Pep Band for Volleyball and Basketball games, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensembles.

Scholarships: Every Band member of the Cisco College Band receives a scholarship depending on financial need and musical ability. Band members must maintain a 2.0 GPA and 12 credit hours each semester to maintain their scholarship.

Dorm Life: Band members living on campus are housed: Men – Wrangler Hall; Women – Nance Hall. Band members are grouped together in the dorms. Each band member will have their own personal closet, desk and a twin bed with extra storage underneath. Women’s dorm rooms are set up in suitemate style with a bathroom shared between two rooms. Men’s room have a community bathroom and shower.

Manny Martinez

Contact Information

Manny Martinez
Band Director
(254) 442-5125
manuel.martinez@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ensembles

  • Marching Band

    The Wrangler marching band is involved in adding flash, color and excitement by performing for football games, area Parades, and exhibitions at Marching Contest and High School Football games. The Band along with the Belles and Cheer Leaders provide spirit at the games. Half time the band performs their half time show and plays for the Belles.

  • Color Guard

    Guard is made up of instrumentalist and non-players that perform with the Marching Band at football games and Parades. They also perform features at Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer and Football games. The color glace and pose they add to the marching band is vital to our Marching shows.

  • Drum Line

    Drum line is the pulse of the marching band and adds the groove to the beat of the band during parades and marching shows. Cadences and drum line features are a fun and exciting part of football games, volleyball games, soccer games, and parades.

  • Pep Band

    The pep band plays for several volleyball, soccer and basketball games during the year.

  • Jazz Ensemble

    Continuing music education through the American Art form of Jazz members of the Cisco band have the opportunity to learn and perform Jazz at concerts and special occasions. The Jazz band has performed at the Paramount Theater in Abilene as well as many High Schools in the area.

  • Percussion Ensemble

    Continuing music education through the American Art form of Jazz members of the Cisco band have the opportunity to learn and perform Jazz at concerts and special occasions. The Jazz band has performed at the Paramount Theater in Abilene as well as many High Schools in the area.

  • Texas Community College All State Band

    Each year the students that choose have the opportunity to tryout for the Texas State Community college all state band. Students prepare two All -State etudes and send in a CD. If the student is chosen they will go to the Texas Music Educator Convention in San Antonio; in February for four days, expenses paid, and perform at the closing day of the convention.

  • Cisco College Community Band

    Performances after marching season move to the concert hall. Students besides playing in the College Wind ensemble often have the opportunity to play in the Cisco Community band.

  • Private Lessons

    Students may sign up private lessons for a one hour credit class. Students that wish to have the opportunity to sign up for private lessons may do so through enrollment. These lessons are with one of the directors or a qualified adjunct teacher and are a one hour credit class. Lessons are once a week and arranged around Student’s and Teacher’s schedule.

Prospect Form

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