MISD Band Receives National Honor
MISD | The T.A.
was awarded the
Sudler Cup by the
John Philip Sousa
The Sudler Cup
is given to middle
The T.A. Howard band is composed of seventh and eighth graders.
successful public school and
university band directors.
particularly significant high
Band director Nathaniel
standards of excellence in concert
will be presented with the
activities over a period of several
silver cup. An engraved
plaque will also be presented to
Selected bands are
Howard Middle School and each
chosen through a nomination
member of the current concert
process. The nominations are
band will receive an individualized
then evaluated by a selection
committee composed of
The John Philip Sousa
Foundation is a non-profit
foundation dedicated to the
promotion of international
understanding through the
medium of band music. The
foundation administers a number
of projects and awards supporting
high-quality band performance,
conducting and composition.
MISD proud: National Signing Day
MANSFIELD ISD | Mansfield
ISD’s National Signing Day event
Some parents danced when their athlete’s
name was called.
celebrated the 109 student-ath-
letes who earned scholarships and
committed to continue playing
their sport at the collegiate level.
National Signing Day is held
on the first Wednesday in Febru-
ary. It has traditionally been the
first day that a high school senior
can sign a binding letter of intent
to play at a school that is part of
the National Collegiate Athletic
Student-athletes from Lake
Ridge High School, Legacy High
School, Mansfield High School,
Summit High School and Timber-
Every MISD high school was represented at the event.
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Families huddled around the picture
capture the memory.
view High School gathered at the
MISD Center for the Performing
Arts on Feb. 6 for the ceremony.
Families, friends and coaches
were also in attendance as the
young athletes publicly displayed
which college they will be attend-
ing after graduation.
Athletics Director Philip O’Ne-
al said that his hope is for all the
signees to find and follow their
passion in college.
“We have the capacity and
ability to teach our student-ath-
letes character traits that are go-
ing to help them far beyond their
high school career,”
said O’Neal. “They’ll
be able to use those
traits and apply them
to their future goals,
even if it has nothing
to do with sports.”
Early signing days
were held in Novem-
ber and December.
More letters of intent
will be signed in