Congratulations to the Richland High School Honors Band

Jun 8, 2017 by

Congratulations to the Richland High School Honors Band

Yesterday, The Richland High School Honors Band placed first and advanced past the region level and onto the area level for the TMEA Honor Band Competition. The 5A varsity high school bands in region 31 submitted a recording of their Varsity Bands to be judged. These schools included schools from Birdville ISD and CFBISD. Two bands are chosen by a panel of 5 judges to advance to the Area Level. Richland placed first and Creekview placed second.

The area judging will be held on June 23th and will consist of the top two bands from 3 other regions. Two bands from this listening will be chosen to advance to the state level held at the end of July. Please join me in celebrating the efforts of these students!!

A little bit about the competition..

The concept of the Honor Band originated during the term of Joe Frank, Sr., who served as Band Division Chair from 1958 to 1960. The purpose was twofold. Many educators believed that through the process of hearing and observing the results of quality teaching, directors could develop their own instructional skills to a higher level. In addition, selection of an honor band in each classification recognized communities and school systems that successfully supported music in education through their instrumental music programs.

Through the years, participation has been active and the recognition of exemplary programs through the Honor Band selection process has become a most sought after goal by many directors. As a result, the quality of honor groups has remained high and the original purpose of growth and development through observation of superior teaching and performance has been addressed annually and maintains its validity. Teachers throughout the state have definitely had the opportunity to learn from master teachers by attending honor band performances and clinics.

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