• 2017-2018

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Excellent Rating, Superior in Sight-reading
    • Music in the Parks Festival: First place Class AA

    2016-2017

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Superior Rating
    • Music in the Parks Festival: First place Class AA, First Place Overall Middle School Ensemble, Superior Rating 
      2015-2016
      • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Superior Rating
      • Music in the Parks Festival: First place Class AA, First Place Overall Middle School Ensemble 
    2014-2015
    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Excellent Rating
    • Music in the Parks Festival: First place Class AA

     2013-2014

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Excellent Rating
    • Music Showcase Festival: Superior Rating, Second place Class AA

    2012-2013

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Superior Rating
    • Music Showcase Festival: Superior Rating, Second place Class AA

    2011-2012

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:   Excellent Rating
    • Music Showcase Festival:   Superior Rating, Third Place AA Band, Outstanding Tuba Section

    2010-2011

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:  Superior Rating

    2009-2010

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:  Superior Rating

    2008-2009

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:  Superior Rating

    2007-2008

    • Central District Music Performance Adjudication:  Superior Rating

    2006-2007

    • Central District Concert Festival:   Superior Rating (8th Grade Band)
    • Music Showcase Festival:   Superior Rating, First Place AA Band, Grand Champion, Outstanding Soloist

    2005-2006

    • Central District Concert Festival:  Excellent Rating (8th Grade Band)
    • Music Showcase Festival:  Superior Rating, First Place AA Band, Grand Champion,  OutstandingSoloists

    Grand Sweepstakes Award (highest scoring middle school group of the season)

     2004-2005

    • Central District Concert Festival:   Superior Rating (8th Grade Band)
    • Music Showcase Festival:  Superior Rating, First Place AA Band, Grand Champion, Outstanding Soloists, Outstanding Section (trombones)

     2002-2003

    • Central District Concert Festival:  Excellent Rating (7th Grade Band)

    Excellent Rating (8th Grade Band)

    • Music Showcase Festival:  Superior Rating, First Place Band in AA, Grand Champion,              Outstanding Section

     2001-2002

    • Central District Concert Festival:  Excellent Rating (8th Grade Band)
    • Music Showcase Festival:  Excellent Rating, First Place Band in AA
    • North Carolina Middle School Association: Special Performance by the DRMS Jazz Band

     2000-2001

    • Central District Concert Festival:  Excellent Rating (8th Grade Band)
    • Music Showcase Festival:  Excellent Rating, Second Place Band in AA

     1999-2000

    • Central District Concert Festival: Excellent Rating (7th Grade Band)

    Superior Rating (8th Grade Band)

    • Music Showcase Festival:  Superior Rating, First Place Band in AA, Sweepstakes Award

     1998-1999

    • Central District Concert Festival:  Excellent Rating (7th Grade)

    Superior Rating (8th Grade)

    • Performed for President William Jefferson Clinton in July of 1998.

     1997-1998

    • Central District Concert Festival:  Excellent Rating (8th Grade Band)

     

    DURANT ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL OPENED IN 1994.  PAST DIRECTORS INCLUDE SUSAN HOPKINS, BILLY FARMER, ROBIN GORHAM, SALLEE NELSON, CHRIS BRANAM,  REX JACKSON, LEE ZIMMERMAN, BILL JOBERT, HOWIE LEDFORD, RICHARD MCMAHAN, KATHY BAILEY, TONY POWELL, AND CURRENTLY STEVE KUNI.