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TPSMEA 2018

The sun beating down on the field, an army of blue and black marching onto the side, the mystical amplified voice of the judge drowning out nature’s sound. On October 27th, the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band entered the stadium, focused and ready for the 2018 TPSMEA (Texas Private School Music Educators Association) State Marching Competition, held at Legacy Christian...
When one thinks of Jesuit, they might picture a breeding ground of curious intellectuals or a petri dish of academic exploration. In addition to its religious education and academic integrity, it is widely regarded for its appreciation of culture, evidenced by items of the Jesuit Art Museum displayed throughout the buildings and grounds. The school band, the Jesuit Musician's Union,...
Music. It’s what has been bringing people together since people have existed, and it’s what brought people together on October 7 in Little Elm, Texas. There, the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band successfully performed this year’s halftime show “Freedom and Brotherhood.” “It is the judges' feedback that we focus on the most,” began Patricia Orendain, band booster president. “At the Little...
The crowd listens in awe as the music echoes throughout the room. The air fills with the sounds of the season, ringing vibrantly with joy. The smell of freshly baked cookies coming from the foyer combined with the holiday music reminded everyone that it’s that wonderfully festive time of year again. On Tuesday, December 5th, the Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band, along...
"Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road... I'm gonna ride till I can't no more"- Lil Nas X, 2019 Before Lil Nas X's new single titled "Old Town Road"(a.k.a "I Got the Horses in the Back") hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, it was first taken off the Billboard country charts for...
Every Wednesday, the Jesuit senior class disperses throughout the area to serve the community: from homeless shelters to hospitals, from schools to soup kitchens; the choices are innumerable. One group of musicians travels to retirement homes just to make music. But is musical performance really service? What is service? According to Merriam-Webster, service is simply a helpful act - an...
The Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band (JURB) and Color Guard embarked on arguably their biggest spring trip in history on March 22, 2013, a four day educational vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida. That Thursday, the Jesuit and Ursuline students traveled to Orlando International Airport via two early morning Southwest Airline flights which left from Dallas-Love Field Airport. JURB...
Writers: Michael Miramontes '18, Caren B. '17 The much-loved movie trilogy “Back to the Future” and its music provided the Jesuit/Ursuline Ranger Band (JURB) with just the right notes to earn first in its division at the recent Classic on the Lake Marching Competition, held in Little Elm.. The addition of props and dancing in the Future show made it a unique challenge...

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