Viper Band,

This year, the Wind Ensemble recordings were submitted into the TMEA Honor Band Process.  Every other year, we have an opportunity to compete against all other 6A Concert Bands in the state through this process which involves a Region Round, Area Round and State Round.  From region and area, only 2 bands are chosen to advance, and at the state round- one “Honor Band” is chosen.

I am so proud that this year’s ensemble has advanced from Region to Area, and this past week advanced from a TOUGH Area Round to the TMEA Honor Band 6A State Finals.  This is the first time in school history we have been a State Honor Band Finalist in Class 6A.  The students’ recording of Pines of RomeMasks & Machines and Hands Across the Sea will go to the last round of competition on July 26 in San Antonio.  This State finals listening will feature the top 14 6A Concert Bands in the State of Texas.

Congratulations students on this huge accomplishment! We’ll see what happens at State!

Go Vipers!

Mike Howard

Director of Bands
Vandegrift High School
Leander ISD
TMEA Region 32 Band Chair