The 2017-2018 Dragon Band’s recording of its march, from UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest, received 1st Place at the STATE level of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) contest.
The state round of the competition was held during the Texas Bandmasters Associations’ (TBA) Convention in San Antonio, Tx. The Dragon Band’s march (Emblem of Unity) received 1st place-winner, and the band’s concert piece (Brave Spirit) received 11th place in the State. *This is the first time that the band has WON any category of the OPS contest and will be featured on the 2018 OPS CD.*
The state round of TMEA Honor Band auditions were also held during the TBA Convention, and the Dragon Band earned 3rd place in the State.
Previous STATE appearances by the Dragon Band:
OPS (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017); Honor Band (2015 – 2nd Place)
Congratulations Dragon Band!
The ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series is a program designed to annually select the most outstanding Class 1C, 2C/3C middle school that feeds an ATSSB-eligible high school, 1A/2A, 3A, and 4A concert band performances in the state of Texas each year. A compact disc of the winning selections will be made available to all high school band directors who are current members of ATSSB and to public radio stations that will broadcast the performances. It will provide a series of recordings that demonstrate the highest level at which Texas small school bands perform.