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LRHS Wind Symphony National Winner!!!

Congratulations to the 2017 Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony for earning the designation as a National Winner in the National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence competition.  In addition, the ensemble was also recognized as a winner in the New Music category.  

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

National Wind Band Honors MARK OF EXCELLENCE Award

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. The top 25% of entrants are recognized as National Winners, with the second 25% named as Commended Winners. 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.

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!

9-25 Newsom Stadium Rehearsal

Vernon Newsom Stadium

3700 E Broad Street

Mansfield, TX 76063

Monday, September 25th


Brass, Woodwind, & Drumline members are asked to wear their grey rehearsal t-shirt and marching shoes to the stadium rehearsal.

*Grey rehearsal t-shirts will arrive & be distributed to the students in classes the week of 9/18-9/22.

3:00pm            Ice chests and water available for water jug filling per normal procedures

3:15pm            Load trucks at Lake Ridge

  • Front Ensemble, Battery, Sousaphones, & Drum Majors assist with loading trucks

3:45pm            Trucks depart Lake Ridge for stadium

4:00pm            Trucks arrive at stadium and unload on South end of stadium near the scoreboard

  • Front Ensemble, Battery, Sousaphones, & Drum Majors assist with unloading trucks

4:15pm            All else arrive at stadium and park on the South side of the stadium near the scoreboard

4:30pm            Set attendance block/rehearsal starts

7:00pm            Rehearsal ends/Load trucks

  • Front Ensemble, Battery, Sousaphones, & Drum Majors assist with loading trucks

7:30pm            Trucks depart for Lake Ridge

7:45pm            Trucks unload at Lake Ridge

  • Front Ensemble, Battery, Sousaphones, & Drum Majors assist with truck unloading

Unfortunately, no MISD bus transportation to or from Newsom Stadium can be provided.  Due to normal bus routes, MISD is unable to provide bus transportation at this time of the day.  If you have a transportation issue, it is your responsibility to communicate this with Mr. Bonebrake immediately.  If absolutely necessary, a ride will be found for you.  Attendance is required of all band members.  A lack of transportation is not an excuse to miss the rehearsal.