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06

Nov 2019
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Melissa, North Lamar bands to honor veterans at Friday’s football game

In their last district game, the Melissa Cardinals play the North Lamar Panthers this Friday, Nov. 8 in Paris. During halftime, the Mighty Cardinal Band and the Panther Band will perform together in a Veterans Day show honoring military veterans. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at R.L. Maddox Stadium (Get Directions). Tickets cost $6 at […]

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Oct 2019
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Two students selected for ATSSB All-Region Jazz Ensemble

Pictured above: Jack Griset and Kaycee Fender of the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band. Two students from the Mighty Cardinal Band were selected to perform in the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) 2019 All-Region Jazz Ensemble. Melissa High School sophomore, Kaycee Fender, placed first on jazz piano at the region ...

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09

Oct 2019
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Mighty Cardinal Band sweeps at Aubrey Marching Classic, wins best overall

The Mighty Cardinal Band won best overall band and swept the finals at the Aubrey Marching Classic on Saturday, Oct. 4, winning a total of 10 awards. The contest featured nearly 30 competing high school bands ranging from classification 1A to 5A. The Aubrey Marching Classic includes a preliminary round and a final round. During […]

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Caeleb Fender

04

Sep 2019
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Mighty Cardinal Band alum named Outstanding Performer

Melissa High School alum, Caeleb Fender, was recently named an Outstanding Performer at the 2019 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Fender, who graduated from Melissa in the spring, was a tenor trombonist and section leader in the Mighty Cardinal Band. He has since entered the Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman, Okla. According ...

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May 2019
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Cardinal Commendations & Program Recognitions: May 20, 2019

Art students from Melissa Schools were celebrated at the Board of Trustees meeting on May 20, 2019 as they each received a Cardinal Commendation. Artwork by these students will be on display for the next year in the Board Room at the Home Office. Student programs from Melissa High School, and faculty from Melissa Middle […]

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Mighty Cardinal Band State Finals 2018

09

Nov 2018
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Mighty Cardinal Band competes in first 4A state final, wins sixth place

The Mighty Cardinal Band traveled to San Antonio earlier this week to compete in the 2018 UIL 4A State Marching Contest, where the band’s competition show “The Colony” qualified for the state finals and won sixth place overall. Jerry Whorton, Director of Bands at Melissa Schools, works alongside Aaron Dugger, Associate Director ...

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Mighty Cardinal Band performs "The Colony"

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Oct 2018
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Mighty Cardinal Band takes second at area, advances to state competition

The Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band competed in the UIL Area B Marching Contest on Saturday, where they placed second overall out of 35 competing bands and earned a spot at the 2018 UIL State Marching Contest. Senior drum majors Oscar Villegas and Rodneigh Farrow lead the marching band, along with senior musicians Tyler […]

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Banner: Melissa Band Showcase

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Sep 2018
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Melissa Band Showcase set for Sept. 29; First public performance of “The Colony”

The Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band will present the Melissa Band Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Cardinal Stadium beginning at 8:00 p.m. The showcase will serve as an introduction to the band’s competition show for 2018-19, titled “The Colony”. As part of the showcase, the band directors will share a brief history ...

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Jasper Murphy 2018 Lone Star Winner

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Mar 2018
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Melissa High School band student wins Lone Star Youth Winds Concerto Competition

Melissa High School student Jasper Murphy has been selected as the winner of the Lone Star Youth Winds Concerto Competition. Murphy is the first “small school” student to ever win the competition, being from a school in class 4A and below. Murphy will be featured with the Lone Star Winds on Sunday, May 17 at […]

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Melissa Band 2018 Show Release

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Feb 2018
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Melissa Band program announces 2018-19 design team, previews show release

The Melissa Band program has welcomed Shane Gwaltney to the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band design team. He will serve as drill designer for the 2018-19 competitive season. Gawltney joins the program with a long history as a champion battery arranger, visual designer, and program coordinator. He has arranged and worked with ...

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