The Friendswood High School Wind Ensemble was a contestant in the Texas Music Educators Association 5A Honor Band competition that culminates with State Champion. The band recorded three difficult pieces of music during the spring semester that were judged over the summer.
In June, the band was first at Region and first at Area, advancing to State. In July, the State competition took place in San Antonio at the Texas Bandmasters Convention. Sixteen 5A bands from the eight areas were in competition. The FHS Wind Ensemble finished third in the state. In the last 19 years, the Friendswood Wind Ensemble has been a State Honor Band finalist seven times and was the State Champion in 2006 & 2010.
“The students are to be commended for their commitment, dedication, flexibility, amazing talent, and huge work ethic that gained them this great distinction,” Director Greg Dick said.
The FHS Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Dick with assistance from Doug Grice and Julio Sanchez.