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Congratulations to the 2018 Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony for earning the designation as a Commended Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence competition.  In addition, the ensemble was also recognized as a Commended Winner in the New Music category.   

Below is a bit of information regarding this national concert band competition.


The Mark of Excellence project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras. The project gathers entries from throughout the United States and provides valuable feedback for all entrants. A unique competitive environment is created which allows ensembles to compare
their performance quality to other outstanding groups from across the country.  All entrants receive a compilation recording of the winning performances. Winners are recognized in regional and/or national publications and at national and regional conventions.

In addition to the ensemble’s recognition, Ben Agnew, Janna Campbell, and Aaron Nguyen were selected as Outstanding Soloists.

We are extremely proud of last year’s Wind Symphony students for their many outstanding performances throughout the spring semester and for earning this national recognition.


UIL Region 5 Marching Contest Itinerary

Vernon Newsom Stadium

Wednesday, October 17th


All students should eat during their normal A Day Lunch period

1:20pm                Excused from your 4thblock or Ben Barber 2ndSession class

1:25pm                Change into rehearsal attire:  black show t-shirt, black LR

                           Band shorts/thin athletic shorts, long black socks, marching


                           Prepare for rehearsal

1:45pm                Brief rehearsal begins

2:30pm                Rehearsal ends, load trucks

2:40pm                Section Leader meeting in Band Office

2:45pm                Inspection within the band hall area only

3:30pm                Load buses in full uniform minus shako/beret

3:45pm                Depart for Newsom Stadium

4:00pm                Arrive, check-in, unload trucks

                          -Front Ensemble, Battery, Sousaphones, and prop helpers go

                           to the trucks

                          (prop helpers do not need shakos, plumes, or instruments

4:45pm                Set attendance block near buses

                           Receive plumes

4:55pm                Move to Warm-up Area B

                           Receive a bottle of water from the LREBB

5:05pm                Warm-up in Area B

5:30pm                Move to performance ready line

5:45pm                Performance

6:00pm                Load trucks

                           Return plumes

6:15pm                Load buses

6:30pm                Depart for Lake Ridge

6:45pm                Arrive at Lake Ridge

General Spectator Information:

1.      Admission – No mention was made regarding a spectator fee

2.      Spectator parking – Free parking is available in the stadium parking lot.

Student Reminders:

1.      Every academically eligible student will attend all marching contests.

2.      Instruments are to be clean and in perfect working order.

3.      Uniform is to be clean and wrinkle free.

4.      Marching shoes are to be clean and free of any visible imperfections.

Cedar Hill HS Football Game Performance Timeline

Friday, October 19th

Longhorn Stadium

1 Longhorn Blvd

Cedar Hill, Tx


3:00pm-Formal marching uniforms placed on chairs within sections within Band Hall 1.  Change into rehearsal attire – black LR Band rehearsal shorts/thin athletic shorts, green LR Band rehearsal t-shirt, long black socks, & marching shoes

3:10pm-Those students who purchased the F3 meals from the LREBB at registration should wait within BH1 to be called in groups to receive F3 meals.  All others should otherwise make plans to eat.  F3 meal recipients must have their school ID in order to receive their F3 meal.

3:15pm-F3 meal in the cafeteria

4:15pm-Brief rehearsal begins outside; rehearsal attire – black LR Band shorts/thin athletic shorts, green LR Band rehearsal t-shirt, long black socks, & marching shoes

4:45pm-Rehearsal ends
, restroom break, load trucks

5:00pm-Formal Marching Uniform Inspection process

5:30pm-Load school buses in full uniform minus shako/beret

5:45pm-Depart for the Longhorn Stadium, 1 Longhorn Blvd, Cedar Hill, TX

6:15pm-Arrive, unload buses, restroom break, unload trucks, file into bleachers.

7:30pm-Game begins

App. 10:30pm-Game ends, load buses, & load trucks

App. 10:45pm-Depart for Lake Ridge. A Remind text message will be sent out upon leaving the stadium with an approximate ETA at Lake Ridge.

App. 11:15pm-Arrive at Lake Ridge, unload buses, unload trucks, & go home

*Please note that weather-related issues may alter our schedule and plans for the day.  Remind text messages will be used to convey schedule changes made throughout the day and evening. Thank you for your patience and understanding.