Cypress, TX (June 28, 2016) The Langham Creek High School symphonic band recently competed and advanced to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Class 6A State Honor Band finals.
“This is a great honor for the CFISD community to have the Langham Creek High School band earn this recognition,” said John Morrison, CFISD coordinator of secondary music.
The format of the honor band contest enables judges to listen to recordings submitted by schools from the previous year and ranking the anonymous performances through an Olympic scoring program.
“This is an incredible honor,” said Gloria Ramirez, director of bands. “We are very fortunate to teach such hard-working, dedicated and wonderfully talented young men and women.”
Ramirez also thanked assistant directors Alex Denton and Marshall Thomas, parents and administrators.
The competition began locally on June 6, when both the Langham Creek and Jersey Village high school bands advanced from the regional level of competition to the TMEA area competition round on June 23 in New Braunfels.
The Jersey Village band completed the area round with a sixth-place finish.
“We are extremely proud of the student’s hard work and dedication this year. It was an honor and privilege to represent CFISD and Region 27 at the TMEA Area E Honor Band Competition. Thank you again to our administration and parents for their support,” said Brett Nelson, Jersey Village band director.
Langham Creek won the Region 27 competition and tied for first at the area level, allowing the Lobos to compete against the top 14 Class 6A high school bands in San Antonio on July 21. The competition, held in conjunction with the Texas Bandmasters Association convention, will allow the 14 bands a chance to be named the 2016 Texas State Honor Band.
The Lobo band is no stranger to representing CFISD, qualifying as a state finalist numerous times and being chosen as the Honor Band in 2003 and 2007.
“Congratulations to the band on advancing to the state round of TMEA Honor Band competition. Langham Creek is proud of the tradition of excellence that the band has established over the history of the school,” said David Hughes, Langham Creek principal. “Congratulations to our directors and band members for their continued pursuit of excellence.”