Congratulations to the O’Connor Symphonic Winds for their 1st place finish at the Region 11 TMEA 6A Honor Band hearing. They now advance with our amazing sister school Brandeis Wind Ensemble to the TMEA Area Honor Band hearing in New Braunfels! This is our last time representing Region 11 and we are very proud of our incredible students. Congrats to the Seniors of 2016 and the underclassmen in our top band. I am very proud of our directors and the tremendous support from our admin and parents. It is always a team effort! Congrats to all schools involved.
The concept of the Honor Band originated during the term of Joe Frank, Sr., who served as Band Division Chair from 1958 to 1960. The purpose was twofold. Many educators believed that through the process of hearing and observing the results of quality teaching, directors could develop their own instructional skills to a higher level. In addition, selection of an honor band in each classification recognized communities and school systems that successfully supported music in education through their instrumental music programs.
I have included their performance recordings! congrats to all!!!
OC Final Honor band March
OC Final Honor Band Danzon
OC Final Honor Band Toccata & Fugue in D Minor