Friday, August 14, 2015
The band has learned the entire show during camp this year, titled "Beyond the Titans." The music of Gustav Mahler provides the sonic back drop to tell the mythical tale of Perseus and Andromeda.
Congratulations to the students and staff affiliated with the Marching Mustangs for an extremely productive week. Thanks to the administration and CMG staff at South High School for facilitating such an excellent week of camp. Thanks to the Mustang Band Boosters for feeding and hydrating the ensemble during the course of the week.
A fabulous foundation has been put in place for a successful season!
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Senior Sousaphone player Larissa Gurnic was chosen, through competitive audition, to be a member of the 2016 US Army All-American Marching Band. Larissa submitted three separate audition videos featuring marching, playing, and articulating her desire to be a US Army All-American.
The band, chosen from more than 1,300 auditioning students from 47 states, is comprised of 125 of the finest high school senior marching musicians in America. Each member receives an all-expense paid trip to San Antonio, Texas in January of 2016. Band members will rehearse with nationally renowned instructors for a week, culminating in a performance at the US Army All-American Bowl at the Alamo Dome, an annual East vs. West High School football game that features 90 of the best high school football players in America. This game is viewed live by more than 38,000 spectators, and, will garner a live viewing audience on NBC of more than 2.5 million viewers.
The ensemble will present a culmination of learning from the week during an exhibition performance on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:15 PM in the stadium at South High School. The public is cordially invited to attend this free performance, which will last around 30 minutes.