Awards and Distinctions

The Anderson High School Band is a consistent UIL Sweepstakes and “Best in Class” award winner.

We had a very successful year in 2016 both on and off the field: UIL Sweepstakes Award (Superior performances in Marching, Concert, and Sightreading), a 14th place finish at BOA Austin, and we were named the champion of US Bands Central Texas, as well as receiving 9 separate caption awards at that contest! 

The Trojan Marching Band has advanced to the UIL Area D Marching Contest at every opportunity since 2006, with a State Marching Contest appearance in 2010. More recently, we have advanced to the Finals portion of Area Marching Contest in 2014 and 2016 in one of the toughest competitions in the state.

In 2019, the Anderson Trojan Band was honored to be selected as Commended Winner in the 2019 Mark of Excellence!

Trojan Band Graduates

Graduates from our program are enrolled in universities across the nation including: The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, University of Southern California, Duke, Harvard, Oberlin, Yale, and the Juilliard School of Music.


Anderson members also excel individually both in and outside of band. Record numbers of Anderson students have earned recognition at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest and by earning chairs in the All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Jazz and Concert Bands.