In April of 2016, the Anna Middle School band made a recording of the band performing and sent it in to a competition known as "Outstanding Performance Series." The winner of the competition is published on a CD that goes out to all band directors around the country. This competition, known as OPS, is open to all middle school bands within the 1A-4A feeder systems. There are roughly over 1,000 middle schools who can compete for this honor. This contest's final round is judged in July.
After making it through the 3 preliminary rounds required, we are EXTREMELY excited to announce that your very own AMS Honor Band placed 2nd in the entire state of Texas. This is the first state level award that our band has ever received. The students worked hard all year to prepare the music for these recordings and their hard work has brought an awesome honor to our town. Congratulations band!