Skip to main content

Award-winning BSHS bands in concert Sunday

April 18, 2013

Rocky Harris, left, directs the Big Spring High School Honor Band during its Eastertide Offerings concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Wednesday. The BSHS bands will hold a free public concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. (HERALD photo/Steve Reagan)

Strike up the (award-winning) band.

The Big Spring High School band, fresh off another sweepstakes award winning performance, will hold a free public concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

The program will feature both the BSHS Honor Band and Symphonic Band, which recently competed in the University Interscholastic League Band Contest in Odessa.

The BSHS Honor Band under Rocky Harris won sweepstakes honors by earning Division I ratings in both concert and sight-reading at contest, coupled with the Division I rating earned in marching last November. In addition, the Symphonic Band, directed by Sam Hale, earned a Division I award in concert to add some more hardware to the band's trophy case.

This marks at least the 10th straight year the band has earned sweepstakes honors, Harris said.

“This is by far one of the best-playing bands we've had,” he said. “Their performance at concert contest was amazing.”

In addition, the band qualified for the state wind ensemble competition, which is scheduled to be held at the University of Texas in Austin May 4.

Sunday's concert will include music from the bands' contest entries, as well as other selections. The highlight, Harris said, will be a performance featuring a trumpet solo by John Ontiveros. Harris said the piece was commissioned for the band.

Anthony Godwin gave the Big Spring High School Steers just what they needed on Friday night....
Jaci Aguilar and Mercedes Ruiz both came up with clutch hits on Friday afternoon and helped the Big...
In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters...
PRICE REDUCED 2850 RANCH ROAD 33 1315 PRINCETON 901 BAYLOR
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's...
NEW LISTINGS 901 Runnels 2606 E.24th 2602 Coronado

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes