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 25 years of teaching. This will be my 23rd year in SCUC and my 17th 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. You can click on an instrument below for a link to Amazon.
All 4th period Concert Band students and Beginner Band students will also need Essential Elements Book 1 for the correct instrument. Please click on the correct instrument below for a link to EE1.
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 My School Bucks.
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. You will be invoiced a $10 cleaning fee through My School Bucks.
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's 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
Friday, August 18 - Instruments on Campus (Instrument Try-Outs for Beginners)
Monday, August 21 - 1st Practice Sheet Start
Monday, October 3 - 8th grade marching practice @ Steele
Tuesday, September 5 - Dobie Cougar Open House
Saturday, September 9 - JH Marching Camp @ Steele High School (Optional)
Tuesday, September 12 - 8th Grade Knight Practice @ Steele HS (6:30 - 7:00 PM)
Friday, September 15 - 8th Grade Knight @ District Stadium (Clemens HS)
Thursday, September 21 - SnapRaise Fundraiser Day
Tuesday, October 3 - 7th grade fall concert @ Dobie
Wednesday, October 25 - 8th grade band @ Dobie vs. Corbett football game @ Steele
Friday, October 25 - Dobie Halloween Dance
Saturday, November 4 - Region Band auditions
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11 - Region Band clinic/concert
Thursday, November 16 - Band Picture Day
Tuesday, December 5 - Christmas Concert @ Dobie
Wednesday, December 6 - Christmas Tour (8th Grade Wind Ensemble)
Thursday, December 7 - Steele HS Christmas Concert @ Steele HS
Wednesday-Friday, December 13-15 - Exam Review
Monday-Thursday, December 18-21 - Midterm Exams
Friday, January 26 - Band Fun Night @ Dobie
Friday, February 9 - Dobie Valentine Dance
Wednesday, March 6 - Pre-UIL Concert @ Steele
Tuesday, March 26 - UIL Concert and Sightreading
Thursday, April 4 - Freshman Band Parent Meeting @ Steele HS
Thursday, April 18 - Knight of Percussion and Jazz @ Steele HS
Saturday, May 4 - Dobie Band @ Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Tuesday, May 7 - Spring Concert @ Dobie
Thursday, May 9 - Steele HS Spring Concert @ Steele
Monday, May 20 - Solo & Ensemble @ Dobie
Tuesday, May 21 - All School Own Instruments Return Day
Wednesday-Friday, May 22-24 - Final Exam Review
Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31 - Final Exams
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
2nd 9:03 - 9:51
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
8th Grade Wind Ensemble
6th Pd. - 1:05 - 1:53
7th Grade Symphonic Band
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.
Our Band Name is Dobie JH Band
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