Grace Community High School swept the state music competition earlier this month.
The orchestra, drumline and band won the instrumental state championship for the fifth consecutive year. The choir won the vocal state championship for the first year.
Orchestra director Jason Montier said he believes that as Grace has invested in the talent of its students, God has blessed and multiplied those talents.
Montier said he believes the same can be said for the way Grace has invested in its music program.
“The school has just been very blessed that once they found a gifting from God, they seized upon it and invested (in) it,” he said.
She said the students have wanted to be state champions every year, but have been runner up for the past seven years.
However, Ms. Boylan said she told her students to do their best. She said they typically don't look at scores so their performances throughout the day won't be affected by the standings.
She said the director of the Tomball school came in and congratulated her telling her Grace won this year.
“It was such a great gift to those seniors to be able to win this year in particular,” Ms. Boylan said.
Grace had three large ensemble groups compete each one receiving a Division 1 Superior rating in the performance category and the sight reading category, a first for the school.
Ms. Boylan attributed this year's championship showing to the leadership among the senior students, several of whom plan to study music in college.
“Every year they've gotten stronger and stronger and been such incredible leaders,” she said. “But I really feel like this year — to get straight ones is pretty hard to do. It's just so awesome of the Lord that he allowed that to happen their senior year.”