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Three MISD Bands Earn Mark of Excellence

Three Mansfield ISD band ensembles won the 2018 Mark of Excellence from The Foundation for Music Education for their outstanding performances.

The Mark of Excellence is a national competition in which bands from all over the country submit their best recording from the spring. The music is then judged and ranked by nationally renowned adjudicators.

The top 25 percent of entrants are selected as National Winners. The second quarter receive Commended Honors.

Congratulations to the following MISD ensembles and band directors:

  • The T.A. Howard Middle School Honor Band, directed by Nathaniel Neugent, was selected as a National Winner.

  • The Lake Ridge High School Wind Symphony, directed by Brad Bonebrake, was selected as a Commended Winner. The group was also commended in the Class 6A and New Music divisions.

  • The Summit High School Wind Symphony, directed by Chris Kanicki, was selected as a Commended Winner.

The winners will be recognized in publications and at regional and national conventions. All of the groups will receive trophies, comments from the adjudicators and a compilation recording of the National Winners.

This year, 279 musical ensembles from 38 states entered the competition. Learn more about the Mark of Excellence Project here.