Thursday, August 3, 2017


Howard Band 6th in state!


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 education.

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!