To achieve the Sweepstakes honor, an orchestra, band or choir must receive composite Division One ratings from judges.The varsity and non-varsity bands achieved the feat on April 26 and April 27, respectively at Pasadena Dobie High School. The sub-non-varsity group earned a judges' rating of 1 in the concert portion.
Additionally, the varsity band received the Class A-Sweepstakes trophy, the highest level for the UIL evaluation for Texas Band Programs. To receive this high honor, a high school band program must receive Superior ratings (1’s) in UIL Marching Band and Superior Ratings (1’s) with their varsity band at Concert & Sight-reading.
Doug Eger is head director; he is assisted by Michael Lehmann and Mark Fennell.