Mansfield Summit About Us

The Summit Jaguar Marching Band has a long tradition of excellence providing students with lifelong memories and friendships. In the Summit Jaguar Band, we teach students the importance of respecting one another, being responsible for our actions, trusting your team, grit, being a leader, being a well rounded musician, and satisfaction through hard work and dedication. We make better humans through great performances.

Summit High School opened in 2002 in Mansfield ISD, just south of Dallas/Fort Worth. The district is growing fast with a diverse population of 35,000+ students. Our 5A high school has a 15:1 teacher-student ratio; has about 1,700 students grades 9-12; and are over 80% economically disadvantaged classifying Summit as a high-achieving Title I school.

The student population is diverse: 42% African-American, 30% Latino, 16% White, 7% Asian, and 4% other.

​With 100+ students in band, we offer three band classes based on ability level that meet for 90 minutes each day. We also offer marching band, pit orchestra, jazz band, percussion ensembles and colorguard as after school activities.

Our students begin band in sixth grade at Cross Timbers Intermediate School. Howard and Wester Middle School directors to coordinate a vertically-aligned curriculum. Our goal is to have a well-rounded curriculum that utilizes music to develop life-long learners by teaching work ethic, teamwork and artistic appreciation.

In spite of the obstacles inherent in a Title I school and due to vigorous support from our district, the Summit Band has earned many distinctions including consecutive University Interscholastic League Sweepstakes Awards with Varsity, Non-Varsity, and Sub-Non Varsity Concert Bands since 2006, consistently high representation in our All-Region/Area/State contest process, and was a TMEA Honor Band finalist in 2023 placing 9th in the state.

To see more information on our spangled history, visit our ever-updating Band Historical Archive page.