In frigid cold and scorching heat, the Terrell High School Tiger Band has logged countless hours perfecting their performances and preparing for competition. Whether at Friday night football games or UIL marching competitions, the Tiger Band has given unforgettable performances this season. Terrell ISD is incredibly proud of the Tiger Band’s many accomplishments and awards.
“This was an extremely successful year for the Tiger Band,” John Young, director of bands and fine arts said. “The addition of our amazing color guard, under the direction of Director Nathan Ascano, has given us the visual impact needed to be more exciting on the field.”
Over the course of the marching season, the Tiger Band received the following awards and acknowledgements: Outstanding 5A award at the at the Drums on Point Percussion Contest in Wills Point; Superior ratings in all Divisions for the marching band, color guard, percussion and drum majors at the Mesquite Marching Contest; Best in Class 5A, 4th Place, and Superior Ratings in all Divisions for the marching band, color guard, percussion, and drum majors at the Cedar Creek Marching Contest in Mabank; and Superior Ratings and qualification for UIL Area C Marching Contest at the UIL Region 3 Marching Contest in Mesquite. Additionally, the Tiger Band made Top 15 bands at the UIL Area C Marching Band Contest in Mesquite.
Young said the focus for this year was on individual student responsibility. He challenged students to take responsibility for their actions, development as a musician, and academic success.
“We are very proud to say that we had 98 percent of our students earn passing grades and meet the requirements to be academically eligible during the 2019 season,” Young noted. “This was a massive accomplishment compared to the 2018 marching season, where we had a 91 percent passage rate. I am so proud of our students for owning their academic achievement and knowing that for us to be successful as a band, we have to be quality students first."