Like everything in the Brock ISD, the band's Colorguard/Winterguard is excelling.
And with lots of work this summer, the program looks to only get better, said Brock band director David Kennedy.
"The growth that these girls had over the year was extraordinary," he said. "Their teacher, Hayley Grubbs, did an incredible job. The girls worked very hard all year and applied everything they were taught."
This was Grubbs' first year with the Brock program, which itself is only three years old.
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Their success as Colorguard, the name they go by in the fall when performing with the marching band in the fall, included finishing second at the Paluxy Valley Marching Contest. As the Winterguard, their success included taking first place in competitions at Arlington Martin High School, Lewisville, the North Texas Colorguard Association Championships, and winning the University Interscholastic League Class 3A state championship.
They also had a runner-up finish at Flower Mound, meaning they finished first or second in every competition they entered.
"I would just really like to point out the fact that we as a Colorguard wouldn't have been able to have the success we did if we did not have full support from parents," Grubbs said. "The students' parents were always willing to help in any way they could.
"Secondly, these students are some of the most hard-working and dedicated kids I've ever worked with. They show up and get the job done with rehearsals, and the proof is in the pot with our success of the season."
At championships, the Brock team won with an average of a five-point difference between themselves and the second-place squad. Kennedy, putting it in perspective, noted that it is not uncommon to have less than one point between those places.
"I could not have been happier of their success this year," Kennedy said. "The girls worked very hard, had fun and won by a large margin."
In other words, it was like the football team winning every game by four touchdowns or more - something else that is pretty common around Brock since that program started just a few years ago.
Also, the program had no seniors this past year. The members of the Colorguard/Winterguard in 2016-17 were juniors Cooper Davis, Audrey Gifford and Yannte Rojas, sophomores Lauren Wakefield, Macie Coats and Jessica Lay, and freshman Mary Mann.
"Their success also brought a lot of positivity and recognition to the overall band program, which is still in its fourth year as a competitive band," Kennedy said.
Kennedy said the program fits in with what has become the standard in Brock - winning and reaching lofty goals with consistency.
"Their success is another example of how exceptional the Brock community is. The students all have high expectations and the families do everything they can to help their students succeed," he said. "It doesn’t matter what the activity is, the expectation is hard work while striving for success."
Kennedy said the team will expand with two new members to be named in the coming school year. They will also be competing at an even higher level, he said.
In preparation, summer activities for the group include participating in the Aledo High School Colorguard Camp.
"Here they will be developing their fundamentals and skills necessary to have in this activity," Kennedy said.
In August they will be with the Brock Marching Band rehearsing, learning and preparing for the 2017 Marching Band Show.
"In the future, I would like to think that our tiny little six-member program will grow to maybe double digits," Grubbs said. "But focusing on the upcoming season I could not be more excited to begin conditioning the new members and have a spectacular marching season with the Brock Colorguard."