Congratulations to Shiner High School Comanche Marching Bandby Representative Blake Farenthold
Posted on 2014-01-07
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Mr. FARENTHOLD. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Shiner High
School Marching Band on an outstanding accomplishment. On Monday,
November 4, 2013, the 70-member Shiner High School marching band took
first place in the 1A division of the state UIL marching contest at the
Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
It was the first time in Shiner High School history that the marching band won the state championship. The band has come close to winning in the past, placing second at the state level in 2011, and fifth at the state level in 2007.
[[Page E4]] Mr. Stephen Krupicka, the Comanche Marching Band director, should be honored for such extraordinary commitment to these students, leading the band to such an outstanding victory. To the members of the band, Congratulations on a job well done! Your hard work and dedication certainly paid off.
It should also be noted that I am nominating the Comanche Marching Band to perform at the National Memorial Day Concert Series in Washington, D.C. in May, 2014. The concert series will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day May 24th-26th.
Again, Congratulations to the Shiner High School Marching Band. The community stands behind you in all your future endeavors! ____________________