Before long the Kirby Middle School band will need to get its own show manager. The students have been in demand lately playing at some big public events. Recently, they played the National Anthem before the San Antonio Rampage game against Ontario (March 6th) and shortly after that, they were engaged to entertain the crowd at the Spurs game against the Chicago Bulls (March 10th) at the AT&T Center They performed in the foyer to entertain fans as they rolled in for the big game. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Two Judson High School band students, Paula Wilson (junior, flute) and Dylan Frazier (junior, trumpet) joined the YOSA Philharmonic and the San Antonio Symphony for a side-by-side concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts last Sunday afternoon. They performed Dvo?ák’s masterful Symphony No. 8 conducted by Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
The Judson High School Varsity Winter Guard is a top notch group that has high expectations. If you don't know what a Winter Guard group is, it's basically a color guard team that performs indoors. It's a performance of precision team work and the Rocket team just got back from the Winter Guard International Houston Regional at Hightower High School and placed 2nd in the overall competition. The next step is prepping for the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton Ohio in April. Judson is currently ranked 1st in the nation among all groups attending this next contest. Good luck everyone!!
Being in a high school marching band is not what it was, say 20 years ago. It's more physical and the more complex routines that marching bands perform nowadays calls for some real skill and comprehension. Judson High School Marching Band member Kelsey Cullen has been selected to the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Kelsey will join 125 other top marching band musicians from across the country to perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome.
The organization recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching band musicians and color guard members nationally to showcase their talents at the biggest event in the country that celebrates the talents of high school football players in the U.S. The game will be televised live on NBC (WOAI-TV locally) at 12 CST on January 9 2015. Congratulations to Kelsey for this great honor...be looking for her on TV!
It's a great thing to see when students engage with someone who is in the top of their field and willing to talk to students about their journey. That's what jazz saxophonist Ryan Kilgore did when he visited our students at Metzger MS, Kitty Hawk MS, Woodlake Hills MS and Judson High School. He was in town recently for a concert and took time with students to play and talk about the life of music. A big thanks to Ryan. Check out the bigger story on Ryan Kilgore and pictures with our students on this month's Judson Post.