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April 22, 2016
The Granbury High School Pirate Band won sweepstakes for the sixth straight year after receiving Division I superior ratings at the UIL Region 7 concert and sightreading contest held April 20-21, 2016, at Burleson High School.
The varsity wind ensemble received the top ratings from all judges for both concert and sightreading performances.  Combined with the regional marching contest in October 2015, the band won the top prize with Division I ratings in all three parts of music competition.
For the concert, the wind ensemble performed “The Melody Shop March” by Karl King and arranged by Andrew Glover, “Lincolnshire Posy” by Percy Grainger, and “Kingfisher’s Catch Fire” by John Mackey.
Symphonic Band  
The junior varsity symphonic band also received superior ratings in both concert and sightreading.  Its stage performance included “His Honor March” by Henry Fillmore, “As Summer Was Just Beginning” by Larry Daehn, and “English Folk Song Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
The students were under the direction of Mark Eastin, who was assisted by Tahlequah Kirk and James Beeson.
The wind ensemble next performs at the Peak Music Festival on Thursday, May 5 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson.

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