The band traveled to Rio Rancho this past weekend to compete against 10 other schools in the tough Class 6-A state band competition.
Under the direction of first-year band director Sergio Beraun, the Wildcat band received its fifth straight state title – and its second in 6-A.
That makes nine state championships in the past 11 years for the DHS band.
The Deming Headlight reported that the band played a British march titled “Mercury” by Jan Van Der Roost, a ballad called “All the Pretty Horses” by Andrew Boysen, Jr., featuring solos by senior Katie Goodman on flute and junior Luis Burke on trumpet, and “Symphony No. 3, in the third movement,” arranged by Howard Hansen.
The band arrived home at 3 a.m. Sunday to an impromptu parade and police escort celebrating them.
Congratulations to Sergio Beraun and the Wildcat band for bringing home another state championship!