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Magnolia West High School Marches with a Win at Nationals

Magnolia, Texas (November 10, 2014) –Magnolia West High School Band and Color Guard competed in the USBands National Championship this past weekend in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The students placed 3rd in the 5A division while also receiving awards for Best Music and Best Percussion. The band and color guard also received The Cadets Award of Magnificence for overall creativity in the 5A and 6A categories.

This is the first time a Magnolia ISD band has competed in a national competition. The band and color guard performed “The Best Years of Our Lives.”

Director of Fine Arts Kyle Fontenot stated, “The competition was tough. They put their heart and soul into the performance and did their best. I am so proud of them!”

The students had an experience of a lifetime. While on the East Coast competing in a national competition, the students also had the opportunity to experience New York City and see the famous Rockettes in “Radio City Christmas Spectacular.”

To qualify for the USBands National Championship, the group competed against approximately 30 bands to win the state title in the 5A category. Earlier this season the band and color guard earned these awards: US Bands Yamaha Cup Marching Band Contest won 1st place in A Class Finals, Best Music, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Visual and Best Overall Effect; UIL Marching Competition, Division 1 rating won 3rd year in a row; Cypress Show Case won 1st in class with Best Visual and Best Percussion.

USBands serves as a competitive circuit for scholastic band programs nationwide with over 700 participating high school marching bands.