The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference 2017
CCC TMEA State Honor Band Finals 2019 - Second Runner-Up 2017 - First Runner-Up 2013 - Sixth Runner-Up 2011 - Second Runner-Up 2009 - Fourth Runner-Up 2008 - Fourth Runner-Up
Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project National Winner 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008
Commended Winner 2015, 2011
Beach Within Reach Music Festival CCC Varsity 2018 - 1st Runner-Up 2017 - Grand Champions 2016 - Grand Champions 2015 - Grand Champions
CCC Non-Varsity 2018 - Grand Champions 2017 - 3rd Runner-Up 2015 - Grand Champions
T.A. Howard's recording submissions for the Mark of Excellence has been published nation-wide by Mark Custom Recordings along with the other winning schools.
The T.A. Howard Band program has had 25 or more students place in both the Mansfield All-District and Region 5 All-Region Band for 10 consecutive years. During the 2016-2017 school year, the band broke its previous record - placing 66 students in the All-Region Band. Of the 31 competing schools, Howard Band students made of 35% of the entire band. Howard Band also has 100% participation in the annual MISD Solo & Ensemble contest with 286 First Division medals awarded last year.
The band program has continued the long tradition of UIL Sweepstakes Awards with the T.A. Howard Honor and Symphonic Bands earning First Division ratings 10 years in a row. In addition, the T.A. Howard Concert Band is one of the few Sub Non-Varsity bands in the state to receive multiple Sweepstakes trophies.
The Howard Band also competes statewide each year at the Schlitterbahn Soundwaves Music Festival winning First Divisions every year as well as Best Band of the contest.
Our goal is to have a well-rounded curriculum that utilizes music to develop life long learners by teaching work ethic, teamwork, and artistic appreciation. From our perspective, the accolades are merely the results of rigorous student-centered learning of quality music literature.