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Dragon Band wins STATE in OPS, and places 3rd in Honor Band

Posted Date: 07/31/2018

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The 2017-2018 Dragon Band’s recording of its march, from UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest, received 1st Place at the STATE level of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) contest.

The state round of the competition was held during the Texas Bandmasters Associations’ (TBA) Convention in San Antonio, Tx. The Dragon Band’s march (Emblem of Unity) received 1st place-winner, and the band’s concert piece (Brave Spirit) received 11th place in the State. *This is the first time that the band has WON any category of the OPS contest and will be featured on the 2018 OPS CD.*

The state round of TMEA Honor Band auditions were also held during the TBA Convention, and the Dragon Band earned 3rd place in the State.


Previous STATE appearances by the Dragon Band:

OPS (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017); Honor Band (2015 – 2nd Place)


Congratulations Dragon Band!

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