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
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