The Howard Symphonic 1 Band ranked 6th in the 2016-2017
Texas Music Educators Association State Honor Band Contest.
Starting with hundreds of middle schools classified as CC across Texas,
76 submitted recordings of their programs to be adjudicated in the Honor
Band selection process. The top two recordings from each of 33
regions were advanced to the Area level. Each of the eight areas
then advanced their top two to State, where recordings of sixteen of some
of the best middle school bands in both the state and nation were
adjudicated head-to-head by master teachers in instrumental music
This is the first time a WISD junior high band has advanced to the Honor
Band State Contest, and to rank so highly amidst a field of consistent
State Finalist programs is an honor for our band program, our school
district, and our community.
This kind of success would not be possible without the hard work of our
students and the support of our parents, WISD administration, faculty and
staff, and the community of Waxahachie.
Thank you for your dedication to helping make our students successful!