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ganado high school indian band:  "The Pride of the Tribe"

The "Pride of the Tribe" consists of 92 members in grades 9-12. During "marching season", each year we compete at the Edna Invitational Marching Contest and the UIL Region 13 Marching Contest.  On years that we are eligible and advance, we compete at the UIL Area "E" Marching Contest and the UIL State Marching Contest.  We perform at every football game, every pep rally, the Jackson County Youth Fair Parade, and other special events. 

During the rest of the year, band members compete as individuals in the ATSSB All-State Band Audition process, as well as participate in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.  As a whole, the band participates in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest each spring.  For the last three years we have also submitted entries to the ATSSB Out-standing Performance Series Competition

 

Recent awards

 

Marching Awards

2005  Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest
            Advanced to Area Marching Contest

2006 Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest

2007 Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest
           Advanced to Area Marching Contest

2008  Edna Invitational Marching Contest
            2nd Place in Class A
            Best Drumline in Class A
            Best Colorguard in Class A

            Excellent Rating  UIL Marching Contest

2009 Edna Invitational Marching Contest
           Best Drumline in Class A
           Best Hornline in Class A
           Best Colorguard in Class A
           Best Band in Class A

           Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest
           Advanced to Area Marching Contest
           Area E Marching Band Finalist
           Advanced to State Marching Contest

           Texas State Marching Contest - 16th place

2010 Edna Invitational Marching Contest
           Best Drumline in Class A
           Best Hornline in Class A
           Best Band in Class A
           4th place overall (competing against schools in A, 2A, 3A and 4A)

           Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest
        

2011 Edna Invitational Marching Contest
           Best Drumline in Class A
           Best Hornline in Class A
           Best Band in Class A
           6th place overall (competing against schools in A, 2A, 3A, and 4A)

           Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest
           Advanced to Area Marching Contest
           Area E Marching Band Finalist
           Advanced to State Marching Contest

           Texas State Marching Contest - 17th place

2012 Edna Invitational Marching Contest
           Best Drumline in Class A
   8th Place overall (competing against schools in A, 2A, 3A and 4A)
           Runnerup Best Band in Class A

   Superior Rating UIL Marching Contest 

 2013 Edna Invitational Marching Contest
             Best Drumline in Class A
             Best Colorguard in Class A
             Runnerup Best Band in Class A
             7th place Overall 
(competing against schools in A, 2A, 3A and 4A)

     

 

 Concert Awards

2005  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest

2006  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection
            State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection

2007  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest
            Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest
            UIL Sweepstakes Band Award
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection
            State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection 

2008  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest
            Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest
            UIL Sweepstakes Band Award
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection

2009  Excellent Rating UIL Concert Contest
            Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
            State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection (10th place)
            State Finalist ATSSB Concert Selection (11th place)
            Area Finalist TMEA Honor Band Competition
            State Finalist TMEA Honor Band Competition (6th place)

2010  Excellent Rating UIL Concert Contest
            Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
            Area Finalist TMEA Honor Band Competition
            Area Finalist TMEA Honor Band Competition
           State Participant TMEA Honor Band Competition (9th place)

2011  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest
            Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest
            UIL Sweepstakes Band Award
            Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection
            Area Finalist ATSSB Concert Selection (with both entries)
            State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection (9th place)
            State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
                     ("Two British Folk Songs" by Del Borgo placed 10th)
            State Runner-up ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
                     ("Journey Down Niagara" placed THIRD)

2012  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest
             Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest
             UIL Sweepstakes Band Award
             Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection
             Area Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection (with both entries)
             State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert March Selection (9th place)
             State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
                      (Adrenaline Engines by Standridge placed 13th)
             State Finalist ATSSB OPS Concert Selection
                       (West Highlands Sojourn Mvts. 1 and 2 placed 14th)
              Area Finalist TMEA Honor Band Competition
              State Participant TMEA Honor Band Competition

 2013  Superior Rating UIL Concert Contest
              Superior Rating UIL Sight-reading Contest
              UIL Sweepstakes Band Award

2014   Excellent Rating UIL Concert Contest
           Superior Rating UIL Sight-Reading Contest

Why should my child be in band?

 

Why Music

According to a recent statewide survey, student involvement in extracurricular or cocurricular activities makes students resilient to current substance use among their peers. Secondary students who participated in band, orchestra or choir reported the lowest lifetime use of all substances.
         - 1994 Texas School Survey of Substance Abuse Among Students: Grades 7-12

All-State music students consistently score over 200 points higher on the SAT than non-music students, indicating that high performing students have a strong interest in pursuing serious music interests while excelling in other academic areas. (see All-State SAT Data )
         - TMEA Survey, 1988-98

Music students always outperform non-music students on achievement tests in reading and math. Because of their study of music, their skills are better in reading, anticipating, memory, listening, forecasting, recall and concentration.
         - B. Friedman, "An Evaluation of the Achievement in Reading and Arithmetic of Pupils in Elementary School Instrumental Music Classes."

Arts Education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate; the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.
         - Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, Xerox. Corporation

Participation in the fine arts engenders discipline, a sense of community, trust, and teamwork. All of these qualities are essential to a student's potential success in the workplace.
         - Dr. Mike Moses, Former Texas Commissioner of Education

The things I learned form my experience in music in school are discipline, perseverance, dependability, composure, courage and pride in results...Not a bad preparation for the work force!
         - Gregory Anrig, President, Educational Testing Service

I believe arts education in music, theater, dance and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training...training that prepares them to become confident young men and women. As I visit schools around the country I see a renewed interest in arts education and a growing concern about the negative impact of cutting art and music out of the curriculum. The creativity of the arts and the joy of music should be central to the education of every American child.
         - Richard W. Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education

Information taken from the "Texas Music Educators Association" website.