East Texas Symphonic Band

Providing an avenue for musicians from high school through retirement to embrace their artistic talents and an affordable evening out for the East Texas community

Season Schedule

Our season at a glance – dates and locations

Watch & Listen

See previous concerts on our YouTube channel

Join the Band

Learn what it takes to be a member of the band


We invite you to watch and listen to recordings of our concerts.

Turn up the sound and enjoy!

The mission of the East Texas Symphonic Band is to:


raise the appreciation and awareness of wind band music in the East Texas area,


showcase the excitement and cultural identity inherent in live performances,


give adult musicians a venue in which to continue making music a part of their lives,


provide motivation and encouragement for young musicians to perform beyond the level of their school experiences, and


add a valuable and accessible addition to the arts in Longview.

The band was organized in 1988 by Dr. James Snowden. Two concerts were presented during the first season. Today, the band typically presents five concerts each season (October, December, February, April and May). Admission is $10 at the door (Cash, Check or PayPal) for concerts held at the LeTourneau University Belcher Center, with students and children admitted FREE. Tickets are available 1-hour prior to concert start time. The May “Concert in the Park” concert is free to ALL attending. Photos courtesy of Chris Jones, Lin Risner, and M6 Drone Services. Sketches courtesy of Lynn Wells.

Board of Directors

Dr. James Snowden, Musical Director

Tony Naseiro, President

Bob Cammack, Treasurer

Wanda Risner, Secretary

Connie Cooper

Janet Galvan

David Hayes

John Henson

Michelle Holyfield

Karen Maines

Jim Hughes

Woody Ray

Lin Risner

Shara Brown

Shannon Cherry

Sharon Richardson

Brenda Carlton

Save The Dates

2023-2024 Season

Sunday October 8 at 3pm

LeTourneau University Belcher Center

Golf Tournament October 27 at Noon

Wood Hollow Golf Club Longview, Texas

Sunday December 3 at 3pm

LeTourneau University Belcher Center


Monday February 12 at 7:30pm 

(plus day concerts for 5th graders)

LeTourneau University Belcher Center

Saturday January 20 at 6pm

Arts!Longview Honors Celebration Recognizing Dr. Snowden, Longview Community Center


Monday April 15 at 7:30pm

LeTourneau University Belcher Center

Monday May 20 at 7pm

Teague Park Amphitheater, Longview

Photos courtesy of Chris Jones.

Sketches by Lynn Wells.