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"Best Band in the Land" by 99.5 The Wolf

06

Oct 2017
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Mighty Cardinal Band wins “Best Band in the Land” for third consecutive year

The Mighty Cardinal Band has been named the “Best Band in the Land” by 99.5 The Wolf for the third consecutive year. The band was recognized on the air Friday morning during the radio station’s weekly Friday Night Lights feature. In addition to on-air recognition, which you can listen to here, the station awarded the […]

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Aug 2017
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Mighty Cardinal Band recording takes first place at ATSSB state-level competition

The Mighty Cardinal Band continues to earn accolades this summer. The Melissa High School Wind Ensemble took first place last month in the state competition for Class 4A March in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Outstanding Performance Series (OPS). The band’s UIL Concert March recording of “The Klaxon” will ...

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Melissa Band & PT of Melissa

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Aug 2017
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Mighty Cardinal Band partners with Physical Therapy of Melissa for injury prevention

The Mighty Cardinal Band has established a new partnership with Physical Therapy of Melissa focused on injury prevention for students. Physical Therapy of Melissa, led by owner Dr. Nat Christadoss, will provide exercises and stretching instruction to students in the Melissa band and colorguard. Students will have the opportunity to ...

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Jul 2017
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Melissa Schools offers ImPACT testing for students the first week in August

Melissa Schools will offer baseline ImPACT testing for students for the first time next week. ImPACT testing sessions will be held Aug. 1-3 at Melissa High School in the computer lab at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. ImPACT testing is free of charge for Melissa students. This opportunity is open to any student […]

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Jun 2017
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Mighty Cardinal Band qualifies first march recording for state-level competition

The 2016-17 school year has come to an end, but the Mighty Cardinal Band continues to win awards. The Melissa High School Band has earned another “first” for the program. Earlier this month the band advanced to the area level of the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Outstanding Performance Series (OPS) competition. ...

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Cale Hayes

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Jun 2017
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Cale Hayes named an Outstanding Performer at State Solo-Ensemble Contest

Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band student Cale Hayes was recently named an Outstanding Performer at the 2017 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Hayes is a bass trombonist and section leader in the Mighty Cardinal Band, and he begins his senior year this August. According to the University Interscholastic League (UIL), ...

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Melissa Band Water Drive for Canton - Delivery

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May 2017
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Mighty Cardinal Band aids in relief efforts, delivers hope to Canton

In the wake of severe weather that came through Canton last week, the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band organized an emergency water bottle drive to aid in relief efforts for the town. The Mighty Cardinal Band’s Leadership Team reached out to Jerry Whorton, Director of Bands, on Sunday, looking for some way to help […]

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Expresso Yourself 2017 Banner

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Mar 2017
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Second annual Expresso Yourself Fine Arts Night scheduled for April 29

The second annual Melissa Schools Expresso Yourself Fine Arts Night comes to Melissa High School on Saturday, April 29 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Expresso Yourself is a come-and-go fine arts showcase featuring performances from students in band, choir, and theatre, in addition to a walk-through gallery display of artwork by students in ...

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MMS Beginner Band

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Feb 2017
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Melissa Middle School Band invites incoming students to Instrument Drive

Melissa Middle School will host a come-and-go Instrument Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Band Hall for incoming 6th grade students who are interested in joining the middle school band program. The beginning band is the largest organization at Melissa Middle School and is open to all 6th grade […]

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Jasper Murphy

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Jan 2017
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Mighty Cardinal Band’s Jasper Murphy selected for ATSSB 2017 All-State Band

Melissa High School sophomore Jasper Murphy has been selected by the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) for the 2017 All-State Band. Jasper, son of John and Stacy Murphy, is a member of the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band and plays the clarinet under the direction of Jerry Whorton, Dallas Bayless, and Connor ...

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