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2001-2002
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director - Bethany Jones
March of the Irish Guard –Ployhar, The Red Balloon – McGinty, Caprice - Himes
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Steve Seibert
British Eighth March - Elliott/Luckhardt, Variations on "Scarborough Fair" – Custer,
Four Scottish Dances II, III
Superior 1st division rating on stage and sight-reading

2002-2003
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director - Kim Cooley
Lexington March - Edmonson, Portrait of a Clown – Ticheli, Pevensey Castle - Sheldon
Superior 1st division rating on stage, Excellent 2nd division rating in sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Steve Seibert
Rough-Riders - King/Swearingen, Suite Provencale, (Mvts. 3 & 4) - Van Der Roost Rhythm Machine - Broege
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2003-2004
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Serengeti Dreams, March Concord, Pinnacle
Superior 1st division on stage, excellent 2nd division rating in sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Steve Seibert
Our Heritage, A Farnaby Prelude, Prelude Siciliano and Rondo
Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2004-2005
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Valley Forge March - Edmondson, Ayrshire Portrait - Story, Knights of Dunvegan - Meyer
Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Steve Seibert
Prestissimo - King) Canterbury Coronation - Curnow, The Journey of Yan Si Meng - Musella
Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2005-2006
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Sandy Bay March - West, Legend of Knife River - Bulla, Cascadia Celebration - Hodges
Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Marty Nelson
Henderson Field March - King, Fortress - Ticheli, American Riversongs - La Plante
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2006-2007
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Huron Bay March -Gorham, Slane - Wagner, Quintology - Meyer
Superior 1st division ratings on stage, Excellent 2nd division ratings in sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Marty Nelson
The Trombone King -King, Variations on Scarborough Fair - Custer, Fantasy on an African-American Spiritual - Preuninger
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2007-2008
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Mister Joe - Bennett/Clark, Moscow, 1941 - Balmages, Portsmouth Reflections - Oare
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Marty Nelson
Mighty Mite - Mesange/O'Loughlin, The Willows of Winter - Brooks, Dancing at Stonehenge - Suter
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2008-2009
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Project March -Bennett/Clark, Our Kingsland Spring - Hazo, Joy - Ticheli
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Marty Nelson
True Blue - King, Voices of the Sky - Hazo, The Jig is Up - Kallman
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2009-2010
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Genius March - Bennett, Cascadia Celebration - Hodges, Sparks - Balmages
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Marty Nelson
The Orange Bowl - Fillmore/Foster, Polly Oliver - Root, Sun Dance - Ticheli
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2010-2011
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Mister Joe - Bennett, West Highlands Sojourn I & II - Sheldon, Moscow 1941 - Balmages
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Marty Nelson
Intermezzo - Zdechlik, A Longford Legend 1 & 2 - Sheldon, They're Off - Jewell/Glover
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading, *5th place in the Texas State Honor Band Contest*

2011-2012
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Cooley
Flying Tigers - Shaffer, Prairie Schooner - Preuninger, La Madre de los Gatos - Beck
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Marty Nelson
Bullets and Bayonets - Sousa/Fennell, A Simple Song - Bernstein/Sweeney, Glaciers - Director
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2012-2013
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Kim Hanna
Monterey March - La Plante, Our Kingsland Spring - Hazo, Joy – Ticheli
Excellent 2nd division on stage, Superior 1st division ratings in sight-reading

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director - Marty Nelson
Cincinnatus - Vandercook/Grauer, Arabian Dances - Balmages, Choreography - Sheldon
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings on stage and sight-reading

2013-2014
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Sarah Dempsky
Mount Rushmore March – Edmonson, Sakura – Story, Big Sky Round-Up – Sheldon
Superior 1st division ratings in UIL concert & sight-reading, Peak Music Festival @ Allen and Beach Within Reach.

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Rylon Guidry
March of the Trolls – Grieg/Beck, Ghost Fleet – Sheldon, Cajun Folk Songs - Ticheli
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL stage and sight-reading, Peak Music Festival @ Allen and Beach Within Reach
Best In Class – Peak Music Festival @ Allen
*National Winner – Mark Of Excellence National Wind Band Honors*

INDIVIDUAL HONORS
27 students in the LISD All-District Band in 2013
21 students in the Region 24 All-Region Band in 2013
25 Ensembles (110 students) earn First Divisions at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
100+ First Division Solos At LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
17 Outstanding Soloists at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest:
Heather Kimpton, Lauren Riley, Brindley Wade, Mina Kim, Rebekkah Alvarez, Lindsey Lemay, Sam Lim,
Brandon Lee, Alec Rodriguez, Rachel Talkington, Lizzie Neal, Macey Neuse, Casey Broadway,
Alice Moye-Honeyman, Ryan Kerch, Anthony DeFreece, Hugo Gonzalez

2014-2015
Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Sarah Dempsky
Andalucia - Lopez, Atlantis - McGinty, Serengeti Dreams - Smith
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading.

Andalucia - Lopez, Chimera - Gassi, Shackleford Banks - Bocook
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at Beach Within Reach.
5th Place out of 19 at Beach Within Reach

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Rylon Guidry
March from Matinees Musicales - Britten, Simple Gifts - Ticheli, J.S. Jig - Karrick
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading and Beach Within Reach
1st Runner Up, Best In Class – Beach Within Reach
2nd Place TMEA Region 24 Honor Band
1st Place TMEA Area A Honor Band
*4th Place TMEA State Honor Band Finals*
INDIVIDUAL HONORS 
34 students in the LISD All-District Band in 2014
29 students in the Region 24 All-Region Band in 2014
22 Ensembles (110 students) earn First Divisions at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
110+ First Division Solos At LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
9 Outstanding Soloists at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest:
Colin Welty, Zack Kramer, Austin Dreyer, Christy Lee, Maria Soria, Ryan Kerch, Noah Bales, Shaun Huggett, Gillian Witten,


2015-2016

Arbor Creek MS Eagle Band (6th grade Beginner Band)
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at Beach Within Reach
3rd Place – Beach Within Reach
Superior Rating – NRH2O Music Festival
118 First Division Solos

Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Sarah Dempsky
Marchus Maximus - Story, Mystery Ride – White, Courtlandt County Festival - Owens
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading.

Danza Del Fuego - Smith, Two British Folk Songs – Del Borgo, Mystery Ride - White
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at Beach Within Reach.
2nd Place out of 19 at Beach Within Reach

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Rylon Guidry
Sound Off - Sousa, Shepherds Hey - Grainger, Undertow - Mackey
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading and Beach Within Reach
Best In Class, CC Grand Champion – Beach Within Reach

Individual Honors
51 Students in the LISD All-District Band in 2015
57 Students in the Region 24 All-Region Band in 2015

28 Ensembles (191 students) earn First Divisions at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
6 Outstanding Ensembles (51 students) at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
148 First Division Solos At LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest
18 Outstanding Soloists at LISD Solo & Ensemble Contest:
Sarah Ammari, Michelle Gonzalez, Abby Rieger, Emily Alvarez, Ekdev Rajkitul, Colin Welty, Austin Dreyer, Peyton Joffre, Meredith Bowling, Sanjana Chukkala, Tais Loye, Ethan Edwards, Noah Bales, Landon Headstream, Tyler Kerch, Lexi Pepper, Anthony Pipitone


2016-2017

Arbor Creek MS Eagle Band (6th grade Beginner Band)
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at Beach Within Reach
3rd Place – Beach Within Reach
Superior Rating – NRH2O Music Festival
120 First Division Solos

Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Sarah Dempsky
Valley Forge March - Edmonson, Cascadia Celebration – Hodges, Moscow 1941 - Balmages
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading.
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at Beach Within Reach.

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Rylon Guidry
The Washington Post - Sousa, Themes from Green Bushes - Grainger, Suite Provencale – Van der Roost
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading and Beach Within Reach
2nd Runner Up – Beach Within Reach
*Invited to Perform at The Midwest Clinic
*1st Runner Up – TMEA CC Honors Band

Arbor Creek MS Jazz Band
Super 1st division rating & GRAND CHAMPION from NRH2O

Individual Honors
57 Students in the LISD All-District Band in 2016
55 Students in the Region 2 All-Region Band in 2016
LISD Outstanding Soloists: Chase Akin/euphonium, Tais Loye/trumpet, Grayson Maynard/tuba, Nicholas Montoya/clarinet, Samuel Hall/clarinet, Jason Hamdan/tenor sax, Eloy Trevino/trumpet, Casey Ivanoff/trumpet, Tyler Kerch/snare, Parker Freeburg/snare

2017-2018

Arbor Creek MS Eagle Band (6th grade Beginner Band)
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at McKinney Boyd HS Peak Festival
Super 1st division rating from NRH2O

Arbor Creek MS Symphonic Band, Director – Sarah Dempsky
Medal of Freedom - Barrett, Heroes Triumphant – Owens, Japanese Pictures - Mixon
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading

La Madre de los Gatos - Beck, Blue Ridge Reel – Balmages, Japanese Pictures - Mixon
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UNT Murchison Peak Festival

Arbor Creek MS Honors Band, Director – Rylon Guidry
Mozartesque March - Takahashi, Sheltering Sky - Mackey, Vesuvius - Ticheli
Unanimous Superior 1st division ratings at UIL concert and sight-reading
Best in Class 1st Runner Up, Beach Within Reach
*Performer at The 71st Annual Midwest Clinic

Arbor Creek MS Jazz Band
Super 1st division rating & GRAND CHAMPION from NRH2O

Individual Honors
51 Students in the LISD All-District Band in 2017
64 Students in the Region 2 All-Region Band in 2017
LISD Outstanding Ensembles: Bassoon Quartet, Casey & Eloy Trumpet Duet, Trombone Ensemble, Low Brass Ensemble

LISD Outstanding Soloists: D’Marco DeLeon/oboe, Dylan Castillo/trombone, Ian Boggs/trombone, Casey Ivanoff/trumpet, David Vazquez/trumpet, Eloy Trevino/trumpet, Neel Vavilapalli/tuba