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November 17, 2015
Granbury High School percussionists placed second in the chamber ensemble competition at the 40th Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention on November 13, 2015, in San Antonio.
Ensemble members placing were Reagan Hall, Ashleigh Hallmark, Tyler Rau, and Addie Jackson.
It was Granbury's first appearance at the contest, according to band director Tahlequah Kirk.
“It takes a lot of courage to step into the PASIC Arena, and they were nothing short of amazing throughout the preparation and performance process,” commented Kirk. “They behaved as if they had been there before – professional and classy. Earning second place was truly the icing on the cake.”
The trip to PASIC follows the drumline wining third place at the Lone Star Classic drumline contest held November 7, 2015, at Marcus High School in Flower Mound. The drumline placed in a standstill division featuring schools from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The group also won a caption award for Best Bass Line.
Other students attending PASIC were Meghan Childers, Cadence Chiappe, Payton Freeman, Zach Martin, Angelina Pena, Jolie Rudisaile, Cole Stephens, and Hayden Tackett.
Founded in 1961, the Percussive Arts Society is a non-profit, music-service organization whose mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance, and appreciation throughout the world.
Photo courtesy of Mark Jackson