NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2010
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Band of Gold Honored at Board Meeting

         Band directors and drum majors from the Galena Park High School Band of Gold were honored at the Jan. 11 Board Meeting.
         Mark Richard, head band director; David Singletary, assistant band director; Charlene Richard, color guard director; and Martin Quiroga, percussion director; were honored along with Eric Olmos, head drum major, Eduardo Duran, assistant drum major and Ruby Favela, color guard captain.
         The Band of Gold was the only band from UIL Region XIX to advance to the UIL State Marching Contest and this marked only the second time in school history that the GPHS Band of Gold has advanced to the State Contest.
         The Band of Gold received the top rating of First Division (Superior) from all judges resulting in their fourth consecutive UIL Sweepstakes recognition.

Band of Gold Honored
Shown (l-r) are Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools; Mark Richard; Charlene Richard,
David Singletary, Martin Quiroga, Eric Olmos, Eduardo Duran, Ruby Favela,
and Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr., Secretary of the GPISD Board of Trustees.