MHS band hitting all the right notes


Mineola’s band program keeps marching along and continues to earn recognition throughout the state as being among Texas’ finest.

Recently, the Mineola High School Concert Band was ranked No. 1 in Texas by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) as the Class 3A 2020 Honor Band.

The band, under the leadership of Chris Brannan, the school district’s director of fine arts, submitted music to the state committee for judging and was selected as the top 3A band in the state.

In another statewide competition, the Mineola High School Concert Band ranked No. 1 in Class 3A competition, and the Marching Band was ranked third.

This competition was in association with the Outstanding Performance Series put on by the Association of Texas Small School Bands that included all 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high schools and their middle school feeder programs.

The MHS “Sound of the Swarm” will perform in February in San Antonio as the State 3A Honor Band champions during the TMEA convention.

The growing program in Mineola ISD will compete again this year for a return to the State Marching Band competition in November to defend their 2017 title as state champions.