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Brookside Band

Welcome to the Brookside Band website!

Your Brookside band directors are:

Andie Troutman, Head Band Director


Jennifer Rogers, Assistant Band Director

Kroger "Neighbor To Neighbor" Barcode & Form

For last school year, we received almost $1,000 from this program! Thank you, parents, for linking your card to help out the BIS Band! Anybody who lives in Texas and Louisiana can link their card to the Brookside Band program, so please invite family and friends to join us!

You'll need to have an online Kroger account, and once you sign in you can link your account under the "Community Rewards" tab on the Kroger website. It takes just a few minutes, but makes such a huge impact for our kids!

Box Tops Year Long Fundraiser

Did you know that each of those box tops are worth 10 cents? This is such an easy way to support the Brookside Band program! Check in your pantry to see if you have any, and if you don't mind collecting them, please donate them to our band! Your family and friends can help, too! Check out the link below about the box tops fundraiser!  Last year, we earned about $600 from box tops!

Speaking Engagements

Andie and Jennifer have been on a speaking tour! They have been excited to help other band director colleagues around the nation. Their clinics include:

  • "Recruiting, Relationships, and Retention" - This clinic explores the impact relationships have on building and growing your band program
    • Texas Music Educators Association Convention, February 2016
    • Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Convention, July 2018
  • "It Takes a Village: Creative Classroom Management Solutions" - This clinic, presented with our principal, Lauren Ambeau, addresses the #1 concern of many teachers: managing a classroom and expectations from an administrator's point of view
    • The Midwest Clinic, December 2017
    • Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, July 2018