Wildcat Jazz Band Hits Its Stride, Tis Their Season
Dec08

Wildcat Jazz Band Hits Its Stride, Tis Their Season

Tis the season for the Wildcats Jazz Band. They played at Lights of Life last Thursday, were in the Lions’ Club Christmas Parade Friday and entertained fifth graders at Douglas Monday. The future schedule includes City National Bank on Tuesday, Alliance Bank Wednesday and at High School and ECLC next Monday. They will also play between bands at the All Bands Christmas Concert Thursday in the High School Auditorium.   I talked about...

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SSHS Students Named to the Texas All-State Band
Jan11

SSHS Students Named to the Texas All-State Band

Caroline Prickette was recently named to the Texas All-State Band on clarinet. She along with 13 other Wildcat Band members qualified and competed at the Area level on Saturday, Jan 6 at Chapel Hill High School in Tyler. The top students from six regions came together for auditions to be considered for the Texas All-State Band. Our Area (Area C) stretches from Northeast Texas down through the Beaumont and Houston areas. “The...

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SSISD Jazz Band Delivers the Musical Goods at CraversTX
Feb24

SSISD Jazz Band Delivers the Musical Goods at CraversTX

February 24, 2023 – The SSISD Wildcat Jazz Band played a set at Craverstx Community Garden on Thursday night. Spectators filled the seats, and others stood around the fire pit. There was a good crowd despite some cooler February weather. Everyone was welcome to sample authentic King Cake and New Orleans Punch. Spencer Emmert, Director of Bands at SSISD, had little to do during the set. His band was at ease and well rehearsed. A...

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SSHS Jazz Band Concert in the Community Garden
Feb22

SSHS Jazz Band Concert in the Community Garden

February 22, 2023 – Twenty-three members of the SSHS Jazz Band will be performing at the Community Garden in Sulphur Springs. This is a free event, and everyone in encouraged to join in the fun. There will be King Cake, Special Punch, a photo booth and Jazz! The Community Garden The Community Garden officially started this winter. The owners and volunteers have constructed several raised beds, planted fruit trees, created a...

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8 SSHS Wildcat Band Members Qualify For Area
Dec09

8 SSHS Wildcat Band Members Qualify For Area

Fifteen members of the Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band made the All-Region Band Friday, including eight whose auditions also qualified them for Area. Students selected to the All-Region Band following auditions Dec. 9, 2022, in New Boston include Caroline Prickette, Laney Bankston, Mika Petty, Justin Chen, Isaac Stanley, Anthony Small, Levi Caton, Valeria Garcia, Cat Starzyk, Kate Hurley, Hannah Hughes, Aubrey Wiliams, Lucy...

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Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band Add State Ranking To Accomplishments
Nov10

Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band Add State Ranking To Accomplishments

There’s a reason band instructors and fans adopted “Man, Oh Man, That Wildcat Band” as this year’s motto. The Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band on Nov. 9 topped off the remarkable 2022 marching season by adding a state ranking to the students’ accomplishments this year. State Ranked 2022 Sulphur Springs Wildcat Marching Band (Courtesy photos) The Wildcat Band advanced to state first by earning...

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SSHS Wildcat Band Preparing To Soar Into 2022-2023 Marching Season
Jul29

SSHS Wildcat Band Preparing To Soar Into 2022-2023 Marching Season

The student athletes, athletic and administrative staff aren’t the ones hard at work on campus. The Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Band members and staff are hitting the practice field in the late July heat, hard at work on music that will allow the musicians to soar into the 2022-2023 season. SSHS Wildcat Band students stepping in small groups (without instruments) Friday, July 29, 2022, in readiness for the 2022-2023...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Band Students Perform Well At Competitions
Apr04

Sulphur Springs ISD Band Students Perform Well At Competitions

Sulphur Springs ISD band students performed well in competitions over the last two weeks, with middle and high school teams earning UIL honors and the the winter guard wrapping with a top 10 finish. The Sulphur Springs Middle School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band earned all first division ratings and took home a Sweepstakes Trophy last week, while the Sulphur Springs High School Concert Band earned a first division in sight reading...

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SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour
Nov30

SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour

The Sulphur Springs Jazz Band is gearing up for a busy week, with seven performances – four public performances and three private performances – over a 10-day period as part of the 2021 Wildcat Jazz Christmas Tour. The Jazz Band will begin spreading holiday joy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, during Christmas in the Park at Hopkins County Historical Society’s Heritage Park. The band will travel downtown Dec. 7 for an 11 a.m....

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SSHS Band Students To Perform Downtown Tonight During Jazz Concert
Apr22

SSHS Band Students To Perform Downtown Tonight During Jazz Concert

Many SSISD Band Students Recognized For Achievements During Award-Winning Year Community members will have an opportunity to hear some of the the award winning SSHS Band students perform tonight downtown. SSHS Wildcat Jazz Band students will present “Jazz on the Square” staring at 7 p.m. April 22 on Celebration Plaza. All are welcome to stop by downtown Sulphur Springs to hear the free concert, which will include music by...

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