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Hawk Band does it again!

The Iowa Park High School Hawk Band has done it, yet again.
For the 30th consecutive year, the Hawk Band has earned the UIL Sweepstakes Award.

On Wednesday, the Iowa Park musicians earned a First Division (superior) rating at the UIL Region 2 Concert and Sightreading Contest at Wilbarger Auditorium in Vernon.

That, combined with their First Division (superior) rating in the fall Regional UIL Marching Contest enabled the Hawk Band to continue their impressive streak for the 30th straight year.

“Congratulations to all the band students,” said Director Greg Miller.

“We were really pleased with the students both on and off the stage,” said Miller in a joint comment for him and assistants Ed Hefti and Elizabeth Wetherbee. “They did a terrific job representing our school and community. Just a fantastic day. We received so many compliments from other people on the students and their performance.”

Comments from judges on the Hawk Band’s Concert and Sightreading performance include the following:

“Very clean…Good tone on full band. Percussion very accurate”
– Elmer Schenk, McKinney

“Excellent band sounds. Band plays with great technique. Excellent work with details. A confident and musical performance. I enjoyed it.”
– Bryan Ferrell, Whitesboro

“Excellent ensemble sounds. Nice blend and balance of all voices. Excellent attention to details, nice clarity of rhythmic figures. Wow!! Wonderful musicality, style, phrasing and dynamics. Congrats for an excellent enjoyable performance today. I really enjoyed hearing your selections.”
– George Strickland, Liberty Hill

“Very good fundamental sounds! Nice style! Very good job by students! Enjoyed your performance.”
– Pat Dietz, Keller

“Really nice characteristic sounds in all sections. Very good intonation within and between sections. What a musical performance! Great attention to dynamic changes. Great attention to the different styles. I really enjoyed hearing you today. Congratulations to you!”
– Jim Alexander, Kennedale

“Wow! What a wonderful band sound! You all play with great individual and ensemble sounds. Good job today with all the technique. Thank you for playing so well today! Great musicality throughout. Congrats to a fine band.”
– Jim Cude, Whitesboro