Looking for something to do on Monday night? Look no further! From our friends in the UTEP Music Department:
On Monday, November 10, the UTEP Percussion Ensemble and the Pandemonium Steel Drum Orchestra will perform in concert. The program will feature contemporary percussion chamber compositions, while Pandemonium will present entertaining calypso music. Both ensembles are under the direction of Professor Larry White.
The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Fine Arts.
Tickets: $5 General Admission, $3 Seniors/Military/Non-UTEP Students Free for children, UTEP Students, faculty, & staff.
Coronado's quest to break into finals at the Texas State Marching Band Contest is over. The T-birds finished in 30th place out of 37 groups today. The 5 judges scores ranked them between 26th and 32nd place, far out of contention.
They did however, finish above the other two bands from our approximate geographic area, as Frenship High School, near Lubbock, finished in 36th place, and Central High School , from San Angelo finished 37th.
Congratulations to the Coronado Band, their Directors, and those all-important Band Parents on a great marching season!
The Texas State Marching Band Contest starts today, Monday, November 3. The state's best 4-A bands are competing today, with the big-dog 6-As marching tomorrow. Here is today's line-up of bands.
Pecos H S, Pecos
Burnet HS, Burnet
La Feria H S, La Feria
Canton HS, Canton
North Lamar H S, Paris
Wylie HS, Abilene
Wills Point HS, Wills Point
Spring Hill H S, Longview
Port Isabel HS, Port Isabel
Kennedale H S, Kennedale
Pearsall H S, Pearsall
Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS, Orange
Big Spring HS, Big Spring
Melissa H S, Melissa
Springtown HS, Springtown
Atlanta HS, Atlanta
King HS, Kingsville
Argyle HS, Argyle
Fredericksburg H S, Fredericksburg
Robinson H S, Robinson
Princeton HS, Princeton
Grulla H S, Rio Grande City
There are no El Paso bands in this year's contest in the 4-A class.
Tomorrow the 6-As will compete, with Coronado representing us. The T-birds drew a good spot in the contest, marching 31st out of 37 bands. Their first goal is to move past prelims and make it to the finals round. To do so, they must post one of the ten highest ordinal scores from the 5 judges.
You may have noticed I have disabled comments this year. I grew tired of deleting some pretty mean-spirited comments about our children and their organizations. However, I am keeping them open this time if you'd like to congratulate or discuss the outcomes from this weekend.
Please be civil and remember, we are here to support our students and our musical community. We ALL win when our local bands get better.
The local Area contest for advancement to the Texas State Marching Band Contest will be October 25 at the SAC. Due to conflicts with the EPISD scheduling football games for several 6-A bands that day, the contest will not start until 4 p.m. The performance order should be as follows:
Eastwood- 4:00 Americas-4:15 Franklin -4:30 Socorro-4:45 El Dorado-5:00 Coronado-5:15 Montwood-5:30
Announcement of advancing band at approximately 6:00; only 1 band will advance.
There will be a $5 admission charge. Good Luck to all competitors!
The local Area contest for advancement to the Texas State Marching Band Contest will be October 25 at the SAC. Due to conflicts with the EPISD scheduling football games for several 6-A high schools that day, the contest will not start until 4 p.m. The NMSU Tournament of Bands is also running this day, so a hard choice may have to be made, or else maybe a lot of driving!
The performance order should be as follows:
Eastwood Americas Franklin Socorro El Dorado Coronado Montwood
Only 1 band will advance to State from this list. Expect a $5 admission fee.
In class 4-A, Mountain View and San Elizario both advanced. They will compete on October 25 at Lowery Field in Lubbock, TX. I have not yet been able to locate a schedule, but will post it when I do.
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