About the Big Green Marching Machine!

The Longview High School Band is a 6A organization that has a roster of 300+ members. We specialize in military style marching that has distinguished us from other bands and has been a tradition here for more than 80 years. We march at football games and at local parades. During the spring semester we split the body of students into several bands and play concert literature. During the concert season we perform to the public four times and we also participate in UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest later in the second school term. Every four years the band competes with many other bands across the nation in a national concert contest. We travel to sites such as Washington D.C., Orlando Florida, Knoxville Tennessee and Denver Colorado for those events. In addition to the various group events we provide the individual performer the opportunity to compete at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and also audition for The Texas Music Educators Region, Area and State bands.

The goal of our effort is that we, the directors, are striving to mold young students into successful, productive adults; teaching them that through determination, diligent effort, commitment to a team and discipline that each member can achieve any task that they pursue; to teach our youth how to play an instrument well enough to enable them to perform with civic organizations after High School if they so desire or even to become professionals in the field of music. We teach and believe that true pride is a byproduct of effort, not assumed because of affiliation, but self-bestowed after struggle and strife have produced success; that "fun" in band is not meaningless folly but interaction with peers and leaders in the process of pursuing excellence. We want our students to apply these skills to the trials that they will encounter in the road that lies ahead of them; to be able to step easier through life because of what they have done in band.

Our Story

Every GREAT band starts somewhere... our band members start playing an instrument usually in 6th grade. Our three middle schools offer wonderful music programs that all feed into the high school.

Our music instructors teach at the middle schools in addition to the high school. Contact your child's school today to find out how he or she can be part of the future of the Big Green Marching Machine.

Meet the Directors

Our Music Directors are:

Louis Robinett

Director of Instrumental Music for Longview ISD

Louis Robinett was hired by the Longview Independent School District in July of 1994. Mr. Robinett is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and an active member of the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. He judges in many invitational and UIL contests and clinics bands in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Nathan Brazell

Band Instructor since 2015

Cody Sturdivant

Band Instructor since 2016

Brandon McFarland

Band Instructor since 2017

Band Instructor

Band Instructor since 2017

Arrie Moore

Band Instructor since 2016

Tommy Moore

Band Instructor since 2016

Band Instructor

Band Instructor since 2017

Band Instructor

Band Instructor since 2017