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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 concert 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,