Members of the Summit High School Band are beginning the New Year with a service project to improve our community.
A team of band members met at 10:00 a.m. on January 28 to launch the Summit High School Band’s roadside cleanup project along Highway 157 (Cooper Street) from Highway 287 northbound to Harris Road.
Last semester, the Summit High School Band applied for and received official approval to join the Texas Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway program. The effort is led by junior Connor Neugent who is the vice president of community service for the Summit Band Council.
There are nearly 3,800 volunteer groups associated with Texas’ Adopt-a-Highway program. Volunteers are required to perform four pickups a year to stay active in the program.
Congratulations to the Summit Band Members who competed at the Area competition in Coppell on Saturday, January 7 and advanced to the 2017 All-State Band!
Isaiah Blackmon- 5A French Horn
Isabella Gonzalez- 5A French Horn
Andy Dodge- 5A Euphonium
Nick Rood- 6A Tuba
Justin Gomez - 5A Baritone Saxophone
This is the highest musical achievement a high school musician can achieve in the State of Texas. Summit had the most All-Staters of any school in both our school District, and our Region. All 19 of the students auditioning represented the band program well. Several just missed earning a spot by 1 or 2 chairs.
These band members will have the honor of working with some of the best musicians and directors in the state, culminating in a performance at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in San Antonio the second week in February. The TMEA conference is the largest music educators convention in the nation.
The breakdown Mansfield ISD is below: