Saturday, December 4, 2021

Toast of the Coast: Dragon Band Earns Festival Awards

Members of the Carroll ISD Dragon Band are back home following a successful weekend performance at the South Coast Music Festival.

Band Director Jay Bach said each band performed very well and was given outstanding comments from the judges. The Concert Band received outstanding comments and a Participation Award; Symphonic Band under the direction of Becky Bailey received Superior Ratings and Frist Division Award; Symphonic Winds received Excellent Ratings and Second Division Award; Wind Ensemble under the direction of Ken Johnson received Superior Ratings and was awarded a First Division and Best in Class in the Second Band Division, and the Wind Symphony under the direction of Jay Bach received Superior Ratings and was awarded a First Division and Runner Up in the First Band Division.

The South Coast Music Festival is an annual event where performances are scheduled in either Corpus Christi or Galveston.  According to it’s website, South Coast Music Festivals offers a quality competition for high school bands and orchestras in Corpus Christi and Galveston, Texas. Organizers boast the festival hosts thousands of student musicians each spring for a weekend of fun in the sun and competing with their peers from A to AAAAA schools, junior highs and middle schools.

In addition, the band and residents of the complex were treated to an exhibition of the Carroll Winterguard’s award winning,  championship program on Saturday evening. Bach extended a special congratulation to the group and Pam Randall for an outstanding performance. Bach also thanked Carroll High School Principal Ed Maneikis, Tray Collins, Leslie Westerman, and the parent chaperones for making the trip a successful and memorable competition.