PRESS RELEASE


October 9, 2013

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

TISD Drum Lines Take Top Awards During Fire Ant Drum Line Festival

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School and Texas Middle School Band Drum Lines took top honors during the annual Fire Ant Drum Line Festival held in Hooks, TX on October 1.

Texas High School took back-to-back honors earning the overall Grand Champion award for the second year in a row. They also received 1st Division ratings in all captions (Pit, Cymbals, Snare, Tenors and Basses) and were named Outstanding Quad Line and Most Outstanding Bass Drum Line.

Members of the Texas High School Drum Line are: Bradley Baird; Emmanuel Banks; Tyler Brown; Courtlen Carlisle; Miles Coleman; Kristian Edmonds; Kaelee Fay; Alysha Green; Emily Landers; Mason McCuller; Ashlie McRae; Chris Moore; Tobias Nixon; Will Parker; Devin Payne; Kaleb Points; Miles Powell; Hoshiki Reyes; Josh Rostek; Sean Taylor; Hannah Terry; Jordan Thomas; Augusta Welcher; J. B. Wells; Davonte Witcher; Jordyn Zymbroy.

The Texas Middle School Drum Line received Superior Ratings and won Best Overall Drum Line in the Middle School Classification. Additionally, they received a Most Outstanding Award for Snare Line, Quad Line and Bass Drum.

Members of the Texas Middle School Drum Line are: Jaylund Battle; Denorn Harris; Hadley Lewis; Alex Holt; Braiden Brown; Kendall Reid; Tahj Turner; Connor Howell; Jake Weems; Elijah Bruce; Dylan Rowlee; Xavier Hooker.

Both groups are under the direction of David Stuart, TISD Percussion Instructor.

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