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Hawk Band continues marching excellence

The Iowa Park High School Hawk Band continued its tradition of excellence this past weekend, earning a Division I rating at the UIL Region II Marching Contest at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

It is the 30th consecutive Division I rating for the Hawk Band, under the direction of Greg Miller.

“Judges were very complimentary about the band’s performance,” said Miller of Saturday’s contest. “We were very pleased and proud of their performance. We received many compliments from others in attendance at the contest. We would also like to thank all the people from Iowa Park that showed up to support the students. I even got goose bumps, hearing the fans when the band was coming on the field, so I know the students felt the support as well.”

Comments from the judges included:
“Beautiful Sounds. Every detail covered! Most consistent marching I have seen all day. Thank you for su ch dedication and excellence. Enjoyed it!” – Jim Perry, Stephenville

“Well done. Great tone qualities and attention to detail. Thanks for your hard work. Beautiful! I enjoyed it! Best Wishes!” – Pat Autry, Gunter

“Overall Tone Production, Superior! Wow! Great Players! Overall Marching Execution, Superior! Great Marchers! Congrats!” – Jeff Estes, Tuscola

Members of the IPHS Hawk Band for 2011-12 include Christina Alambar, Emily Allen, Megan Allen, Colby Alston, Victoria Barnes, Connor Brewer, Alexis Campbell, Jacob Canedo, Carter Case, Derick Clark, Jessalyn Collins, Carlee Creswell, Matthew Crockett, Kaitlyn Davis, Marlee DeWeese, Sara Falnes, Josh Farquharson, Sarah Farquharson, Dylan Freeman, Eduardo Garcia, Lilah Gilmore, Hannah Gryseels, Holden Hall, Blake Hanford, Sara House, McKenzie Howard, Nathan Jacobi, Abi James, Mable Jordan, Kaleb Kendall, Will Lawson, Adam Lehman, Sarah Lehman, Alyson McIlvanie, Kelby McIntyre, Aleesha McNeal, Ronnie Medina, T.J. Meissner, Steven Mitchell, Karissa Moehring, Trent Murray, Dalton Nix, Madison Parker, Jerry Polvadore, Cody Potter, Faye Price, Jared Pruett, Rowdy Raschke, Jadey Richie, Jessica Roberts, Utah Robertson, Kinzi Rose, Grace Rumble, Tara Shrum, Bryce Skinner, Taryn Son, Lucas Sosebee, Robyn Sperry, Adam Starr, Erin Stone, Andrew Strahan, Domeneke Swinburne, Caylie Traylor, Christopher Traylor, Kiersten Wainscott, Hannah Ward, Rachael Ward, Jessic Webster, Jordan Willett, Brayden Williams, Kendell Wilson, and Seth Witherspoon.

In addition to Miller, the Hawk Band is under the direction of assistant directors Ed Hefti and Elizabeth Wetherbee.

Due to UIL rules which allow high school bands to advance beyond regional competition every other year, the Mean Green Marching Machine will not advance to area competition this year.