Summer Band is right around the corner, and it is time to make sure you have your UIL physical completed and signed by your physician. The 2019 UIL physical form is available here. Bring the signed form to one of the band registration sessions on July 25 or July 26 at 5 p.m.

Mr. Eaks (CSISD Director of Fine Arts) and Mr. Fry (Head Band Director at A&M Consolidated High School) recently sat down with KBTX to discuss the reason UIL and CSISD believe physicals are vitally important for marching band students. Their KBTX interview is here.

If you have questions, contact Jon Seale at

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UIL to require physicals for students in marching band

If your student is participating in marching band this year, he or she will need a physical or medical history.

The new rule from the University Interscholastic League goes into effect this year. But for College Station ISD, the UIL rule change doesn’t mean much: that district has been requiring physicals for band students for years.

“Our first priority is the safety of our students,” said Eric Eaks, director of fine arts for the CSISD. “High school marching band is an incredibly hot, physical environment for the students to be a part of, so we value safety first and foremost.”

Steve Fry is the band director at A&M Consolidated High School. His team is always watching for signs of physical distress in band members, and he says, it helps to know that they don’t have any pre-existing conditions.

“Oh mercy, there’s a lot of physical activity that goes into it,” said Fry. “Running, walking at a very quick pace, and sometimes they do this for two, three, four minutes on end, without taking a break.”

For the full conversation, see the video here.