For the first time in LSA history, the LSA Band members are State Champions! The band competed in two events – a solo/ensemble contest in March and a Large Ensemble contest in April. Following an oustanding showing in the solo/ensemble portion of the contest, the band traveled to Temple, TX and performed three pieces, His Honor March by Henry Fillmore, Air for Band by Frank Erickson, and Procession of the Sardar by Ippolitov-Ivanov, receiving straight "1– Superior" ratings from all three judges. The band also received a "1–Superior" rating for sight–reading and finished with the state Sweepstakes Award. The LSA Jazz Ensemble also received straight "1 – Superior" ratings from all three judges for their Jazz classics Comin' Home Baby and Tiger of San Pedro. Combined with the first round of solo and small ensemble events back in March, the band finished the State Music Competition with 572 points, most of any classification in the state (TAPPS 5A Champion Concordia Tomball finished with 562). A job well done to all the band students for their outstanding work this year!