2009 DWS Invitational Festival Results

DWS Invitation Festival trophies

The 3rd Annual Dallas Wind Symphony Invitational Windband Festival was held May 8-9 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. A big thank-you to all who participated, and congratulations to our award winners:

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Awards

Grand Champion Windband Liberty High School
   
Outstanding Large School Windband Liberty High School
Outstanding Small School Windband Lovejoy High School
Outstanding Middle School Windband Coppell MS North Honor Winds
   
Outstanding Woodwind Soloist Iris Lopez, Piccolo, North Garland HS
Outstanding Brass Soloist David Daniel, Trumpet, Forney HS
Outstanding Percussion Soloist Nick Rothouse, Xylophone, Forney HS
   
Outstanding Large School Woodwind Liberty High School
Outstanding Large School Brass Newman Smith High School
Outstanding Large School Percussion Midlothian HS Wind Ensemble
   
Outstanding Small School Woodwind Lovejoy High School
Outstanding Small School Brass Lovejoy High School
Outstanding Small School Percussion Lovejoy High School
   
Outstanding Middle School Woodwind Coppell MS North Honor Winds
Outstanding Middle School Brass Briarhill Middle School
Outstanding Middle School Percussion Coppell MS North Honor Winds

Overall Scores

Band Class Type Woodwind Brass Percussion General Total
Liberty High School 4A Large HS 95 91 76 85 87.65
Newman Smith HS 4A Large HS 93 94 60 82 84.45
Forney HS Wind Ensemble  4A Large HS 92 85 83 75 82.95
Red Oak High School 4A Large HS 84 82 71 78 79.45
Midlothian HS Wind Ensemble 4A Large HS 82 83 87 68 78.1
North Garland HS Honors Band 5A  Large HS 81 79 66 65 72.65
Midlothian HS Honor Band 4A Large HS 71 72 63 62 66.9
Forney HS Symphonic Band 4A Large HS 75 61 66 64 66.3
North Garland HS Symphonic Band 5A  Large HS 55 62 62 60 59.55
Midlothian HS Symphonic Band 4A Large HS 50 75 55 56 59.1
Forney HS Concert Band 4A Large HS 53 60 61 61 58.75
Coppell MS North Honor Winds CC MS 88 76 82 80 81.3
Coyle Middle School CCC MS 87 71 69 63 71.9
Coppell MS North Symphonic Band CC MS 65 69 72 62.5 66.175
Colleyville Middle School CC MS 85 59 75 54 66.15
Briarhill Middle School CCC MS 54 78 78 59 65.35
Lake Highlands Junior High Symphonic Band CC MS 58 66 74 65.5 65.025
The Classical Center at Brandenburg  CCC MS 66 56 70 58 61.3
Cross Timbers Middle School CC MS 67 70 52 55 61.3
Huffines Middle School CC MS 60 64 54 50 56.6
Lake Highlands Junior High Concert Band CC MS 39 53 44 51 47.45
Lovejoy High School 3A Small HS 90 68 64 57 69.05

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New Award: The Dunn Cup

The Dunn Cup is named after Howard Thomas Dunn, the Founding Conductor of the Dallas Wind Symphony.  It is bestowed on a band that demonstrates outstanding esprit de corps and/or performs in a singularly musical fashion.  The decision behind awarding this honor is purely subjective in nature and is not necessarily based on numerical ranking, or the judges comments.

The Briarhill Middle School Band had to cancel its Saturday morning performance at the 2009 DWS Invitational Windband Festival due to a district wide swine flu closure.   On Wednesday May 6, Director of Bands Mike Beavers learned from his principal that the district was re-opening and the band was cleared to attend the festival. He immediately arranged bus transportation and began contacting his students.   Saturday morning arrived, but the buses did not.  So, Mike and his band parents formed an impromptu car caravan.  The band and its instruments arrived at the Meyerson Symphony Center only ten minutes behind schedule.  This "can do" attitude exemplifies what great teaching is all about.  We salute Mr. Beavers, his principal, the parents and students of the Briarhill Middle School Band.   Congratulations on being awarded the inaugural Dunn Cup!

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