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The Fine Arts Department of Mann has a “Tradition of Excellence” and it continues today.

You are invited to learn more about our wonderful students and teachers.


Mrs. Cavazos’s students have displayed their art in the school and at The Grace. In the past, students of Mann have displayed their art in Abilene’s sister city in Greece.  Look for our new PreAP t-shirt design on our students.


Mann choirs are also continuing our “Tradition of Excellence”. The female advanced choir has won sweepstakes many times. This choir deserves very big congratulations.  Mrs. Murphey is our choir director.


Ms. Clark is our orchestra conductor.  The orchestras of Mann are hard at work. Mann orchestra students competed for spots in the All-City Orchestra and several students earned a placement.


Nicole Sutphen


The Award Winning Mann Middle School Band is comprised of over 200 students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. It is a curricular course with some extracurricular aspects. Students in the Mann Band play in several concerts each year and participate is multiple field trips!

The Mann Middle School Band, part of the Abilene Independent School District, is a CC campus of approximately 890 students. Band is a curricular course with certain extracurricular components. Band classes at Mann Middle School meet daily for approximately 45 minutes. Beginning Band classes meet in like-instrument groups focusing on fundamental performance techniques. Beginning classes offered include:

  • Flute
  • Oboe and Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium and Tuba
  • Percussion

Students with a year or more of playing experience will be grouped into one of two full instrumented bands:

  • Symphonic Band is our varsity band
  • Concert Band is our non-varsity band

Supplemental instruction through private lessons is available for all students from a highly-qualified team of independently contracted expert private teachers.

Both the Symphonic and Concert bands participate in the University Interscholastic League Concert and Music Reading (Sightreading) Evaluation each year. In addition, all students are eligible and encouraged to participate in All-Region and Solo and Ensemble events.

Our philosophical mission is to provide every student with a positive, challenging, and relevant musical experience regardless of his or her level of proficiency.

If you would like more information about the Mann Band, please visit our website at www.mannmsband.com.

Amber Moore
Director of Bands
Mann Middle School
Abilene ISD
325-672-8493 ext. 1272

Emma Hoover
Assistant Director of Bands