The Cypress Woods HS "Wildcat" Band is a Varsity organization that focuses on the competitive aspect of the marching arts. The group works on a new production each fall, and performs this show at Varsity football games and marching band contests including UIL and Bands of America (BOA) Regional and Super Regionals. All members are held to the highest standards of musicianship, athleticism, academic eligibility, attitude, and attendance. Members rehearse 7 to 8 hours per day during July and August Band Camp, and 7-8 hours per week outside of the school day between late August and early November once school is in session, adhering to the UIL 8-hour rule.
With roughly 350 members in the organization, the Cypress Woods Band is one of the most visible organizations on campus and in the community. The band consists of brass, woodwind, percussion, and the Nova Dance Company. All marching brass and auxiliary woodwind instruments are provided by the district. Students will receive Fine Arts and P.E. credits for their participation in the activity.
All 8th-11th grade students are expected to participate in the Show Preview rehearsals and performance in late May, as well as attending pre-season training in late July and all of August Band Camp. Missing any of these events could impact a member's chance of earning a competitive marching spot in the show. All students enrolled for band or Nova participate in the marching band.