Summer Band begins Thursday, July 25

Summer Band for the 2019 LD Bell Blue Raider Band will begin on Thursday, July 25. Please reference the google calendar ( for specific block times. We are looking forward to a great season!

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UIL Physical Requirement- due August 1

The UIL now requires a current physical for all students participating in marching band statewide. The HEB ISD physical form was sent home with students and is also attached to this email and available on the website. Many clinics offer low-cost or no-cost physicals. (Ask for a “sports physical”) In fact, CareNow offers $20 cash pay sports physicals through August 31 ( In addition, many insurance policies allow for a physical for no out-of-pocket cost. The signed and completed ...

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VIPS Badge Opportunity- July 30

As a reminder, all parent volunteers will need to be cleared and have a badge through HEB ISD VIPS. We will have a district representative beginning at 6 pm in the LDB Cafeteria prior to the July 30 Parent Meeting to make badges. You must RSVP to have your badge made, however. Here is the link:

L.D. Bell Band Booster Club VIPS ID Badge Sign Up

**Volunteers MUST have their background check renewed before having their ID badge printed.  Use this ...

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Chipotle Spirit Night- Tuesday, July 23 from 4-8 pm

Take the night off from cooking and dishes while helping the Blue Raider Band at the same time!!! On Tuesday, July 23, when you eat at Chipotle in Bedford (2100 Airport Freeway) between 4 and 8 pm, 33% of your total will be donated to the L.D. Bell Band. You must bring a copy of this flyer or show it on your phone.

Mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!

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June Camp- Monday-Tuesday, June 3 & 4

June Camp begins Monday, June 3 at 8:30 am. We will meet in the Band Hall. Morning block is from 8:30-11:30 am in the Band Hall. Afternoon block is 1:30-4:30 pm in the Activity Center (indoor football field on west side of campus). All students should wear athletic clothing and bring water. See the attached flyer for more details.

2019 June Camp Information

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L.D. Bell Graduation – Saturday, June 1st

L.D. Bell Band students in 10th and 11th grade will provide the music for this year’s Graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 1. Below is the itinerary for the day. Please note that all students need to arrive on Saturday in full concert uniform AND bring a change of clothes as we will be turning in uniforms and school-owned instruments following our return to school. Boys should bring $5 to cover the cost of dry cleaning the concert uniforms. Volunteers will launder ...

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2019-2020 L. D. Bell Blue Raider Band Audition Results

2019-2020 Band Audition Placement Results

2019-2020 Marching Percussion Placement Results

2019-2020 Band Leadership

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2019 L.D. Bell Color Guard

2019 L. D. Bell Color Guard Roster

Thank you to all who tried out for Color Guard and congratulations to the 2019 Blue Raider Band Color Guard. Important Upcoming Dates for Guard:

Wednesday, May 1- Rehearsal- 5:30-8:30 pm B Gym
Saturday, May 4- Measurements for costume and “swap shop”- 9 am-noon- B Gym
Wednesday, May 8- Rehearsal- 5:30-8:30 pm B Gym
Wednesday, May 22- Rehearsal- 5:30-8:30 pm B Gym
Monday-Tuesday, June 3-4- June Camp- 8:30 am- 4 pm @ L.D. Bell
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2019-2020 L.D. Bell Band Auditions

2019 – 2020 L. D. Bell Blue Raider Band Audition Packet

*corrected version

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L.D. Bell Band- Parent Meeting for Incoming Sophomore Band Parents- Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday evening, April 23 at 7:00 pm in the L.D. Bell Auditorium for an informational meeting geared towards incoming sophomore band parents. This meeting provides us an opportunity to share information about the 2019-2020 school year. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your student to the Blue Raider Band family! Questions? Contact any of the L.D. Bell Band Directors: Van Mathews (, Chris Harmon (, Suzanne Dell (, and ...

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