Letter Jacket Requirements

High School Lettering Requirements

Band, Choir, and Orchestra

Students wishing to earn a letter jacket must achieve certain requirements in order to be considered. In addition, students must show a high level of commitment to the program.

A total of 10 points are required within a school year to earn a letter jacket. Points may be earned by:

  • Participation in an All-Region ensemble 4 points
  • Selection to Area 3 points
  • Participation in an All-State ensemble 3 points
  • Earning a 1st division rating on a Class I solo at NISD or UIL Solo & Ensemble 3 points
  • Earning a 1st division rating on a Class I ensemble at NISD or UIL Solo & Ensemble 3 points

*Students may only earn a total of 4 points in a school year for participation in an All-Region ensemble regardless of how many ensembles they participate in.

*Students may only earn a total of 3 points for a solo and 3 points for an ensemble during a school year. Points may be earned at the NISD Solo & Ensemble contest or the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest, but not both.

*Students must be enrolled in a competitive group during both semesters of the year in which they are lettering.

*Students who have been enrolled in an organization for their entire high school career, and who were academically eligible for their entire junior year, may be eligible to letter during their senior year.

*All lettering requirements require director approval and recommendation.