Dobie Band Title

Phone: 210-619-4115


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.

Phone: 210-619-4115


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.  

  • Band Books

    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.

    Band T-Shirts

    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. 

    Formal Uniform

    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.

    School-Owned Instruments

    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


    Important Dates

    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 (Schedule)

    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  Any purchases necessary for band will use this system.  Most items are not publicly listed but will be individually invoiced as needed.  


Related Files

  • 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.


    The Dobie Band is utilizing the Band App for simple communications and reminders.  Please click this link and join our band communication system.

  • 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

    Create My CutTime Profile

    Only student profiles need to be registerd, parents create their email access through student accounts