Degrees and Certifications:
BMEd - University of Southern Mississippi MM - Texas State University Certification - Music All Level
Mr. William Daniel
Originally from Mississippi, I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998 with a degree in Music Education. I then moved to Texas to begin my teaching career. I earned my Master's Degree in Music from Texas State University. I have completed 23 years of teaching. This will be my 21st year in SCUC and my 15th year at Dobie JH. My primary instrument is the trombone and I also enjoy playing guitar.
Degrees and Certifications:
BMed - Texas Tech University Certified Music EC-12
Mr. Russell Barbee
I'm a military child who's spent most of my time in Texas. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a Music Education degree. This is my 13th year teaching band and my 10th year at Dobie. I have played the saxophone for 25 years starting at Randolph HS in 6th grade. I perform regularly with the Heart of Texas Concert Band a local wind ensemble out of San Antonio College, The Heart of Texas Jazz Ambassadors, and the HoT Sax Ensemble.
All students will need the book, “Foundations for Superior Band Performance.” If you do not already own a copy of this book, please purchase a copy for the instrument that your child plays.
All 4th period Concert Band students and Beginner Band students will also need Essential Elements Book 1 for the correct instrument.
All band materials can be ordered online or purchased at a local music store. Music & Arts is the closest store located at the Forum next to Best Buy.
Our band uniform is the band t-shirt tucked neatly into a nice pair of blue jeans. Please make sure that your child has this uniform. Shirts must be ordered through me.
In addition to the band t-shirt, the 8th grade band students will also wear a formal uniform for special occasions. The boys will be provided with a tuxedo outfit. You will need to provide black socks and black dress shoes. The girls will be provided with a black dress. You will need to provide them with black dress shoes.
If you will be playing a school-owned instrument (bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax, French horn, euphonium or tuba), I will be invoicing you the fee on My School Bucks. There is not a link for you to click on. Please make sure to pay this fee. It is how we are able to keep our instruments in good repair.
Must Have Email Communication
Every student needs to have a Cut Time account. This is a web-based management system that our district uses for our fine arts programs. It’s also our primary method for mass communication. If your child does not already have a Cut Time account, please use this Cut Time link to self-register. Parents should not create a separate account. Instead create a parent relationship in your child’s account.
Yes, Band has Homework
We have weekly practice sheets due every Monday. Click here for a copy. Each practice sheet requires a parent signature to be valid.
The Dobie Band utilizes “SmartMusic” practice software. Many of our playing assignments will be done through SmartMusic. This cloud based software only works on laptop/desktop computers or medium and larger tablet devices. The web-based software is not compatible with phones. SmartMusic is accessed from any internet browser but works best with Chrome and Safari. Contact Mr. Barbee if you require assistance regarding the SmartMusic platform.
To log in to SmartMusic:
On a computer or tablet: bookmark this link
Your username and password are the same log in that you would use for any district computer and your SCUC google account
USERNAME: Last Name (up to 13 characters) followed by 1st two letters of your First name followed by the last three numbers of your student ID
PASSWORD: 1st two letters of your First name followed by your whole student ID number (including the 1st zero for six characters total)
John Smith 012345
EXAMPLE USERNAME: smithjo345
EXAMPLE PASSWORD: jo012345
Monday, October 3 - 8th grade marching practice at Steele
Tuesday, October 4 - 7th grade fall concert at Dobie - Details Click Here
Friday, October 7 - 8th Grade Knight at the District Stadium - Details Click Here
Wednesday, October 26 - 8th grade band at Dobie vs. Corbett football game at Steele
Saturday, November 5 - Region Band auditions
Friday & Saturday, November 11 & 12 - Region Band clinic/concert
Friday, December 2 - Christmas Concert at Dobie - Details click here
Monday, December 5 - Christmas Tour (8th Grade Wind Ensemble)
Tuesday, December 6 - band pictures
Friday, January 27 - Band Fun Night at Dobie
Thursday, March 9 - Pre-UIL Concert at Clemens
Tuesday, March 28 - UIL
Monday, May 1 - Spring Concert at Dobie
Saturday, May 6 - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Monday, May 15 - Solo & Ensemble at Dobie
SCUCISD Online Payments
Dobie and SCUCISD have moved to an online payment system through myschoolbucks.com. Any purchases necessary for band will use this system. Most items are not publicly listed but will be individually invoiced as needed.
1st 8:10 - 8:58
Barbee Travel/Daniel Conference
2nd 9:03 - 9:51
Daniel Travel/Barbee Conference
3rd Pd. - 9:56 - 10:44
8th Grade Symphonic Band
4th Pd. - 10:49 - 11:37
7th Grade Concert/Beginner Band
5th Pd. - 12:12 - 1:00
7th Grade Symphonic Band
6th Pd. - 1:05 - 1:53
8th Grade Wind Ensemble
Cougar Time 1:58 - 2:28
7th Pd. - 2:33 - 3:20
7th Grade Wind Ensemble
Sectionals (As scheduled) 3:45 - 4:30
Band Hall Hours: 7:45 - 4:30
ONLY BAND STUDENTS are allowed in
the Band Hall both before and after
school to drop-off/pick up
their instruments or practice.
If you're not recieving group emails from the Dobie Band
Please take a moment and self register in CutTime
You can also contact a Band Director for Assistance
Only student profiles need to be registerd, parents create their email access through student accounts