Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Dawson Bands Successful in Competitions

Dawson band students and directors are celebrating a recent round of successful competitions. On the morning of Monday, May 6, Members of the DMS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble competed at the Peak Performance Festival in Denton.  Both bands performed their contest programs. Symphonic Band played “St. Petersburg March”, “Knights of Dunvegan” and “Portsmouth Reflection”. The Wind Ensemble played “Prestissimo”, “Blue and Green Music” and “Elements”. All three judges gave both bands straight ones and outstanding comments.

Earlier this month, the DMS Concert Band competed at the Beach Within Reach Festival. The event was held on Friday, May 3 at Haltom High School.  With help from some members of the DMS Symphonic Band, DMS Wind Ensemble and even students from the EIS Beginner Band the DMS Concert Band performed “General Greene March” by John Edmondson, “Egyptique” by William Owens and “Ghost Dancing” by Brant Karrick. The program was the most difficult any DMS Concert Band has attempted.  According to the judges, the band performed marvelously and received straight ones . The students also finished fourth out of 15 sub non-varsity groups to compete at the festival.