Tuesday, September 30, 2014

National Orchestra Honors

Memorial High School’s Sinfonia string orchestra has been named a Commended Winner in the 2014 Mark of Excellence/National Orchestra Honors Competition. The competition is sponsored by The Foundation for Music Education, a Texas based group.

A total of 224 music ensembles from 35 states entered the Mark of Excellence recorded music contest.

Commended Winners in the High School String Orchestra competition:

• Clark High School Chamber Orchestra – Plano ISD
• Clements High School Sinfonia – Sugar Land ISD
• Memorial Sinfonia – Spring Branch ISD
• James E. Taylor High School Orchestra – Katy ISD

The Foundation for Music Education is dedicated to the support and advancement of music education through scholarships and other projects. The Mark of Excellence recorded music contest offers bands, choirs and orchestras the opportunity to earn national recognition for musical achievement.

Many school bands and orchestras that win foundation honors are later named state performance group leaders. Memorial High’s Sinfonia is co-directed by Bingiee Shiu and Danielle Prontka.


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