Congratulations to the members of the 7th and 8th Grade District Band for receiving "Sweepstakes" Superior Ratings at the District IV Large Ensemble Festival and Assessment in Zachary, LA! The students have been working very hard and rehearsing since January for this performance and we are very proud of them!
The band performed three pieces, Skygazer Fanfare by Randall Standridge, When the Wind Whispers by Rob Romeyn, and Serengeti Dreams by Robert W. Smith. A panel of three judges rated the band in areas such as tone, technique, balance, rhythm, musicality, discipline and appearance and all three judges gave the band the highest rating of a 1 or "Superior". The band was also given a piece of music they have never seen before and was judged on their ability to sight-read, in which they also received a 1 or "Superior" rating.
These high scores qualify the band to advance to State Festival held at three different regionals throughout the state during the week of April 18-22. Details for this are currently being worked out.
Special thanks to the many band parents who helped chaperone and provided hamburgers, snacks, and sweets when we returned to the band room!
A list of all of the bands who performed at the festival and their ratings can be found at www.districtiv.org.
2015- 2016 7th and 8th Grade District Band