Congratulations to the Summit Marching Band on the success of its 2019 marching program, 'The Last Ones.' The show includes the following music: Angels and Demons by Graham, Fly to Paradise by Whitacre and Escape (from The Little Prince) by Zimmer.
The Summit Marching Band received first in class and Outstanding Music in preliminary competition at the Bands of America Marching Championship in Midland. The band placed fourth overall in finals.
At the Mansfield Preview of Champions on September 28, the band received first place in Class C and Outstanding Music and Outstanding Visual caption awards in Class C in preliminary competition. The show placed second overall and won the Outstanding Music caption award in finals.
At the Wylie Marching Invitational on Saturday, October 5, the Summit Marching Band placed first in class 6A and received the Outstanding Visual caption award in preliminary competition. The band placed 2nd overall in finals.
The Summit Wind Symphony was selected as a National Winner in the 2019 Mark of Excellence contest - placing Summit in the top twenty-five percent of all bands in the nation.
The Mark of Excellence project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras.
Three Mansfield ISD band were chosen as National Winners including Summit and Lake Ridge High Schools along with T.A. Howard Middle School.
The winners will be recognized in publications and at regional and national conventions. All of the groups will receive trophies, comments from the adjudicators and a compilation recording of the National Winners.
This year, 320 musical ensembles from 38 states entered the competition.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, eight Summit Band students were chosen to attend the Texas Music Educators' (TMEA) conference next month and to perform in the All-State bands.
Despite competing against some of the largest and most highly regarded programs in north Texas, Summit Band came away with the most All-State musicians in our District, Region and Area.
"We’re very proud of how all 25 Area students represented Summit at today’s auditions, said Head Band Director Chris Kanicki. "Huge congratulations to our All-State musicians!"
The TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage TMEA member directors to support their students in this development.
Beginning each fall, more than 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part.
A select group of musicians advances to compete against musicians from other Regions in their TMEA Area. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 15 Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs.
These All-State ensembles will rehearse for three days February 13 - 15, directed by nationally recognized conductors, and perform on Saturday, Feb. 16, the closing day of the annual TMEA Convention.
Congratulations to the Summit High School Marching Band for advancing to 6A Area B Finals! The band competed against 29 other programs on Saturday, October 27 and placed 9th overall. The 6A Area B contest is considered one of the most competitive in the state.
Directors Chris Kanicki, Cristobal Garcia and Dr. Shawn Hart worked overtime to help students complete 'The Black Rose' show despite canceled rehearsals, football performances and contests due to this fall's rainy weather.
"I'm incredibly proud of our students making Area finals. This is an amazing achievement," Mr. Kanicki said.
Three Mansfield ISD band ensembles won the 2018 Mark of Excellence from The Foundation for Music Education for their outstanding performances.
The Mark of Excellence is a national competition in which bands from all over the country submit their best recording from the spring. The music is then judged and ranked by nationally renowned adjudicators.
The top 25 percent of entrees are selected as National Winners. The second quarter receive Commended Honors.
Congratulations to the following MISD ensembles and band directors:
This year, 279 musical ensembles from 38 states entered the competition. Learn more about the Mark of Excellence Project here.
The Summit Marching Band placed 6th at Area competition in Little Elm on Saturday, October 28. The preliminary competition included 24 bands including perennial State Marching Band competitors Wakeland, Centennial and Southwest.
There were four spots available to go to state this year in Region 5 Area B.
The finals results were:
Lone Star HS
Lake Ridge HS
McKinney North HS
See complete results here.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram created a video which included the Summit Marching Band for its story about Area competitions.
Complete competition scoring and results here.
Summit Band’s Wind Symphony received the top honor in The Foundation for Music Education’s 2017 contest. The Wind Symphony is a National Winner representing the top 25-percent of outstanding bands from across the country.
In the foundation’s Class AAAAA division, Summit’s Wind Symphony was one of seven symphonic bands chosen for the National Winner recognition along with Mansfield’s Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony.
TA Howard Middle School’s Honor Band is a National Winner in the Class AA division.
Mansfield Timberview High school received Commended Winner representing the second 25-percent of all bands.
A total of 278 band from 38 states entered recordings in the 2017 competition.
The Mark of Excellence project recognizes and awards outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras from across the country. The top 25% of entrants are recognized as National Winners, with the second 25% named as Commended Winners.
The Foundation for Music Education is dedicated to the support and advancement of music education through scholarships and other worthwhile projects.
More information here.