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 a great work ethic, time management skills, a high self-esteem, grit, friendships, and satisfaction through hard work and dedication. The staff works hard to not make the students anything other than a better version of themselves.
Summit High School, which opened in 2002, is located in Mansfield ISD, just south of Dallas/Fort Worth. The district is growing fast with a diverse population of 35,000+ students. Our high school has a 15:1 teacher-student ratio; has more than 2,000 students grades 9-12; and 57% are economically disadvantaged classifying Summit as a high-achieving Title I school.
The student population is diverse: 41% African-American, 28% Latino, 18% White, 7% Asian, and 4% other.
With 150+ 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. We work closely with the intermediate and Howard Middle School directors to coordinate a vertically-aligned curriculum. This has resulted in an enrollment of more than 500 kids in the band program in grades 6-12. 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 as well as consistently high representation in our All-Region/Area/State contest process.
To see more information on our spangled history, visit our ever-updating Band Historical Archive page.