Bowie High School’s Mighty Marching Maroon competed in the area marching contest this past Saturday battling cold and rain, placing 14th out of 24 bands in the competition.
Director German Torres said while that was “Not necessarily where they wanted to be,” ending the season in the preliminaries, the students persevered through some unwanted conditions.
“They marched like champs being the first to compete Saturday. They took on some extra duties that we had not practiced throughout the season,” he said. “We are extremely proud of these students and look forward to continuing their journey this year,” said Torres.
They put up tents, covering everything in plastic, marched in ponchos and did it while trying to keep rain out of their faces added the director.
The director sent out appreciation to Robert Frick, junior high director, and Shawna Torres, choir and flag director, for their hard work in many areas. He also thanked the parents who helped with props, provided snacks and more. The band will now begin work on concert season with that competition in the spring.
Photo by Diane Weber showing the band in a wet and cold area contest last Saturday.
Christie Walker retirement party Dec. 13
Christie Walker will be honored with a retirement celebration from 4-5 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Bowie High School library.
Walker, who recently stepped down as assistant superintendent and moved into handling grant programs, has spent 28 years in education as a teacher and administrator. She came to BISD in July 2014 as curriculum director and her duties expanded into grants. She was named assistant superintendent in May 2018 and was interim superintendent prior to the selection of Blake Enlow as superintendent.
Walker was instrumental in juggling and documenting all the bells and whistles required to utilize the extensive COVID federal and state funding the district received in recent years putting the money where it will be most effective for the long-term.
Area bands rehearse for Christmas concerts
Area school bands are busy rehearsing for their holiday concerts. They invite you to enjoy an evening of holiday tunes to celebrate the spirit of the season.
The Bowie Junior High band and choir concert will be 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the junior high auditorium. It will feature the sixth grade, white and maroon bands and the junior high choir.
The Nocona Independent School District band program will present its band concerts on Dec. 7 in the high school auditorium. The middle school band will play at 6 p.m. and the high school band at 7 p.m.
The Bowie High School bands and choir will celebrate the Christmas season at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the high school gym. It will feature the jazz band, Mighty Marching Maroon and the choir. Come out and share the warm feeling of the holiday season.
All these programs have free admission.
Pioneer Day enjoyed by first graders
During Pioneer Day the first graders go from room to room to take part in different crafts, story times and other interesting activities that have a historical bent.
These children used material and colored paper to make their version of a quilt. (Photos by Barbara Green0
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