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Woodridge Forest Middle School Symphonic Band Achieves a Historical Placement

Aug 23, 2019
school band practicing

King’s Mill’s very own Woodridge Forest Middle School has placed 11 in the Texas Music Educator Association Honor Band Competition for the very first time. The Woodridge Forest Middle School Symphonic Band’s submission was chosen along with 16 other submissions. Not only is this a school accomplishment, this is a district-wide achievement, too. WFMS has placed New Caney ISD on the radar with this placement, and the King’s Mill Community cannot wait to see more. 


Band students in the state of Texas received an opportunity to enter their school’s band into this competition through recording. Honor Band submission preparations can begin as early as December 1 while entry documentations are submitted in March or June. Students and instructors work tirelessly to create a submission that can show the TMEA just how versatile the students are and how much they welcome a challenge on difficult music pieces. 


Directors have the responsibility of honing each students’ skill and understanding how the instruments will sound together in order to assign a complex piece for each instrument group to play. Once students have practiced their own parts, the next obstacle is to have all the groups play together as a run through for the instructor to have a better idea of what needs to be done. The most difficult part of this submission process is that once the Music Director has decided to submit a recording, the TMEA will only allow re-recordings under extenuating circumstances.

Gabriel Cancino, the Director for Woodridge Forest Middle School, brought the school’s Symphonic Band to a historic accomplishment. The King’s Mill community is very optimistic that WFMS will place in other competitions again soon.