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Entries Tagged as 'Band'

Wagner Is Tops At Rocket Review Band Contest

Marching band competitions are getting tougher all the time with each group looking to be more creative, precise, and of course, have great musicianship as well.  The JISD Rocket Review is one of those events that help high school marching bands really see where they are leading up to the UIL competition right around the corner. The Wagner Thunderbird Band took top honors at this event recently at Rutledge Stadium showing they are ready for prime time!  Congratulations to these student-musicians, Assistant Directors Steven Rosario, Jeremy Chapman and Director of Bands Frank Foster. 

Rocket Band Takes Marching Contest

The Seguin Marching Contest is a competition that many bands across south Texas march in because there are a lot of great quality bands that typically compete.  It's also a great way to prepare for the UIL marching contest.  The Judson High School Rocket Band came out of the contest as Best in Class 6A, Best Music, Best Visuals, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Majors...and to wrap it up, they won Grand Champion.  Congratulations to these great student musicians and to Director of Bands Jeffrey Keyes. 

Rocket Band A TMEA Honor Band Finalist

The Judson High School Honor Band has advanced to the state level in 6A Honor Band Contest. This quality group of musicians submitted a recording to the Texas Music Educators Association 6A Honor Band Contest last spring. TMEA judges have been sifting through the high school band submissions all summer from campuses all over the state and through several elimination rounds have selected the 16 finalists.  Comments from the judges in the regional round came back with unanimous first-place votes...that allowed them to make it to the area competition.  At the area level, Judson's submission was one of two to come out of the pack to go on to the state level. This is the first time in school history for Judson's band to advance to this level.  They are one of 16 top bands in the entire state of Texas.  Congratulations to these students and Director of Bands Jeffrey Keyes. 

Judson High School band members Madison Emler, Tejas Fruean, and Pedro Lopez display the TMEA certificate that proves their selection as a State Honor Band finalist.

Rocket Bands Earn Sweepstakes

The Judson High School Rocket Bands proved again that excellence is their standard.  At the UIL Concert-Sight Reading Contest, the Varsity and Non-Varsity bands earned Sweepstakes and the Sub-Non Varsity band received a Superior rating on the Concert Stage. Congratulations to these students 

Flyer Bands, Choirs Soar Above Competition

For the first time in recent history, the Kitty Hawk Middle School band and choir departments both brought home Sweepstakes trophies for each of their competing groups at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation. First, the Flyer Choirs, under the direction of Colin Powell, earned Sweepstakes with the Varsity and Non-Varsity Treble Chorus as well as the Tenor/Bass Choir. Then, the award-winning Honors and Symphonic Bands both earned Sweepstakes for the second consecutive year under the direction of Lacy Lansford and Kendal Tucker. Way to go Flyers!