Membership Honors and Recognitions
Each year in the Spring semester, the University Interscholastic League holds the Concert and Sight-Reading Contest for middle and high school bands. Students work to prepare three concert selections to be performed in a concert hall, for three certified judges. They are also evaluated on their 'sight-reading' skills, and after performing their concert selections the band moves to another area to briefly examine and then perform a new piece of music they've never seen before. Three more judges rate their sight-reading performance.
Both performances are assigned a 'division rating' be each judge, with a 1st Division as the highest rating and a 5th Division as the lowest. When a band receives 1st Division ratings from a majority of the judges in both the concert and sight-reading settings, they are awarded the "UIL Sweepstakes". The annual UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest is considered to be the most important evaluation of a band's training and musicianship.
The Frisco High School Band Program is proud to have consistently received Sweepstakes awards over the past several years.
The Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill. It is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. All-State students are selected through a process that begins with over 64,000 high school musicians from around the state, at the All-Region audition level. They are ultimately vying for the honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Read more here.
The Frisco High School Band is very proud of 2018 Senior Lauryn Evans, who was selected to the Texas 6A All-State Band in 2018.
Past All-State members:
2017, David Dong and Ivy Wang.
In 2016 the Frisco High School Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mr. Gregory Hayes, received the National Mark of Excellence Award from the Foundation for Music Education. The Band's recordings were chosen for the award by noted leaders in the field, from hundreds of submissions from all over the country.
FHS Band Booster Association is proud, in partnership with Frisco Education Foundation, to award two $500 scholarships to deserving FHS band and guard seniors to maximize their potentials as they move forward in life. Click on the image to find out more.