Gladiator Regiment Band hosts Spring Concert

Image: Look at that table of trophies!  Earned this school year, the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band took sweepstakes in every competition.

The Beat of Champions is an appropriate statement for our local high school band. On Monday night, 6th grade, 7th & 8th grades and IHS bands made an appearance in the George Scott gymnasium for the annual spring concert. Each group performed and received awards from Director, Jesus Perez, and Assistant Director, Erica Miller, for outstanding work all school year.

Letter to the Editor: The Journey

Image: My peers

My name is Madison Washington, I am currently a sophomore at Italy High School. During this current school year I served as the assistant drum major for the IHS Gladiator Regiment Band. I assisted Drum Major, Emily Stiles, in a phenomenal marching season and just as successful concert season. Last year, when I tried out for drum major, I had no idea what I was getting in to.

Italy High School Color Guard being reinstated


All Italy High School students interested in ColorGuard for the 2012-2013 school year are being invited to attend an information session. If you are in 8th through 12th grade and are NOT a member of the high school band, please join us on Thursday, August 9th at 6PM in the band hall for more information.

Band boosters to meet tonight

The Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club will meet this evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Italy High School band hall. Organizers will be preparing for the upcoming spaghetti dinner fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Uptown Café.

Date set for next Gladiator Band Boosters meeting

The Boosters of the Italy Gladiator Regiment band will meet on Monday, January 9, 2012.  There will be an in-depth discussion and planning session for the upcoming fundraiser in February as well as candy sales.  It is important that all the band students have parent representation at this meeting.  Meeting time and location is 6:30pm in the IHS band hall.

Italy Band Boosters has meeting scheduled Monday, December 5

Italy Gladiator Band Booster Club will meet Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Christmas Band Concert and the concession stand they will oversee at the UIL competition at Stafford Elementary on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Plans will also continue regarding the February fundraiser at the Uptown Cafe. All band boosters are encouraged to attend. 

Band ends impressive season at Area contest

Image: Drum Major Drenda Burk leads the Italy Gladiator Regiment Band.

The Italy High School Gladiator Regiment Band put on an impressive performance Saturday at the Class 2A Area D Marching Contest held in Belton. It was their best performance to date but not good enough for one particular judge who caused their otherwise, good scores, to drop to 12th place out of 24 bands.

Send-off planned for Italy Gladiator Regiment Band


The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band will complete in their regional marching competition at LaVega High School on Wednesday, October 19 at 2:45pm.  Both the Italy High School and Stafford Elementary campuses will have a send-off assembly Wednesday morning at 8:30am as the renowned band heads off to compete in this event.  The bus will also make its way thru downtown Italy so that local merchants can show their support as well.

Italy Gladiator Band summer schedule

The Italy Gladiator Regiment Band’s summer practices begin on Monday, August 1st. The band is gearing up for upcoming marching competitions and, of course, Friday nights!  Some of the practices are themed with fun events planned as a reward to all the hard work the band members will be putting in. Their practice schedule is below and also included in the community calendar.