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Byrd Middle School Band Brings Home State Honors


Byrd Middle School’s Band competed in the Texas Music Education Association State Honor Band Competition this summer, and was chosen again as one of the best middle school bands in the state of Texas.

The judging process begins with more than 350 middle school bands at the region level. Five judges select the top two band recordings to move on to the area level. Duncanville's area competition is one of the state's toughest areas encompassing the best bands from cities like: Round Rock, Cedar Park, The Woodlands, College Park and other schools from the Austin and Houston areas.

Byrd’s Band placed first at area making it to the final 14 at the state competition in San Antonio. During the state competition, five judges rank the bands from 1st-14th. Byrd’s band received three top 3 votes, with one of the judges placing it as first in the state of Texas! Byrd ultimately took home third runner-up.

Directors Kevin Graham, Brittney Cook and Allyson Whitsitt are proud of their students at Byrd and thank teachers and staff, under the leadership of Principal Michael McDonald, for their unmatched support.