Congratulations to the Lone Star, Lebanon Trail and Wakeland marching bands for placing 12th, 8th and 3rd in the UIL State Marching Contest.
What started as 254 5A bands was narrowed down to 12 bands for the finals Monday evening. Of those 12 bands in the finals, Frisco ISD represented three of those bands with Lebanon Trail, Lone Star and Wakeland high schools.
“The results of this afternoon’s competition are simply stunning. The thought of starting with 254 5A bands across the state and ending with three of the top 12 is astounding,” said Pete Hazzard, managing director of fine arts. “These student performers and their teachers represent the best of the best that our state has to offer. All three performances were the best of the season.”
All of the Frisco ISD bands are incredible and led by a dedicated group of drum majors and their directors.
“Frisco ISD has a record setting fine arts programs in all divisions because of outstanding, trend-setting educators,” Hazzard said. “This is the very definition of the excellence that is produced when great students, great teachers and an incredibly supportive community come together. This is a significant moment in time for our FISD fine arts programs.”
Congratulations to these directors, students and all of the volunteers who have been on the journey to state through the semester. Well done!
Lebanon Trail High School
Director - Kelly Wykoff
Assistant Director - Matthew Schaul
Assistant Director - Alex Castro
Assistant Director/Percussion - Rob Parks
Color Guard - Lauren Potter
Percussion - Valerie Wharton
Drum Majors - Joshua Crossman, Rijul Kakar, Annie Lammes and Lauren McCord
Lone Star High School
Director - Mark Poole
Assistant Director - Tim Hickman
Assistant Director - Colin McKelroy
Assistant Director/Percussion - Kory Friend
Color Guard - Alexis Mendoza
Percussion - Josh Hirner
Drum Majors - Celeste Ferman, Hannah Mah, Maddie Rogers, Emma Rugg
Wakeland High School
Director - Christian (Tanner) Smith
Assistant Director - Elizabeth Lentz
Assistant Director - Kevin Jones
Assistant Director/Percussion - Brian Teed
Color Guard - Michael Alonso
Percussion - Nathaniel Collins
Drum Majors - Micah Anderson, Sheridan Habeeb, Meghan Reynolds, Alyssa Suter and Mark Zarfoss