The Killian bands earned multiple Superior ratings and awards this past week at the North Texas Festival of Distinction in Haltom City, TX.

On Wednesday, the Symphonic Band performed at Haltom High School for the festival at earned Superior Ratings from all three of the judges. The band performed their UIL selections including one new piece of music.

“I am very proud of this ensemble,” said Director of Bands, Trevor Ousey. “They continue to make huge strides each and every week.”

The Wind Ensemble earned Superior Ratings and was named a Runner Up in their classification.

The following day, the Killian Wind Ensemble and Honors Band also performed on the same stage. Not only did the panel of judges award unanimous Superior ratings for both bands, but the Wind Ensemble was named a Runner Up in their classification. They placed 4th overall in CC Non-Varsity while Honors Band placed 6th in CC Varsity.

“These kids continue to impress me,” said Jenna Lenhard, assistant band director and primary conductor of the Wind Ensemble. “They learned a new piece and continued to polish their UIL program to earn the Runner Up award.”

On Friday, the Killian Beginning Band also made their competitive debut at the same festival. This was the first contest for the group of 6th graders. They also earned Superior ratings and placed 5th overall in their classification.

“This is the future of our program,” said Ousey. “I think our future looks very, very bright indeed!”

“As we continue to recover from COVID, it is great to see these successes,” said Lenhard. “It is the type of energy and success we need right now!”

The bands will perform one final time at the Spring Concert in May.