Thursday, May 21, 2015
In all, 38 groups received Sweepstakes, the highest award possible, by earning a Division 1 rating in both concert performance and sight-reading. By comparison, 10 years ago only nine SBISD groups earned Sweepstakes awards.
The University Interscholastic League, or UIL, governs and manages competitions in Texas public schools in the fine arts and other competitive fields.
In addition to Sweepstakes wins, six SBISD student groups received First Division Superior ratings for stage performances, and another five groups receive that rating for Sight-Reading performances.
Spring Woods High School earned 11 separate Sweepstakes trophies, including six campus choirs. “This is the first time for Spring Woods High to enter this many choirs, and also the first time for a Spring Woods High Men’s Choir to reach this level of excellence,” said Scott Houston, high school choral activities director.
Several other campus firsts were recorded across SBISD, including a Sweepstakes trophy for Non-varsity Boys Tenor/Bass Chorus at Landrum Middle School. That chorus is directed by Jaime Trigo, who was recently named the SBISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.
“Superior teaching and learning brings superior results. Congratulations to all these fine teachers and students,” Director of Performing and Fine Arts Rusty Hess said.
Sweepstakes (1st Division Superior rating in stage and sight-reading):
Landrum Middle School: Non-varsity Tenor/Bass Chorus
Memorial High School: Varsity Mixed Chorus, Varsity Treble Chorus, Varsity Tenor/Bass Chorus, Varsity Orchestra, Non-varsity‐A Orchestra, Non‐varsity‐B Orchestra, Non‐varsity‐C Orchestra
Memorial Middle School: Varsity Band, Non-varsity Orchestra, Varsity Orchestra
Northbrook High School: Non-varsity Tenor/Bass Chorus
Spring Branch Middle School: Non-varsity Band, Varsity Orchestra
Spring Forest Middle School: Non‐varsity Band, Non‐varsity Tenor/Bass Chorus, Non‐varsity Treble Chorus, Varsity Treble Chorus
Stratford High School: Varsity Mixed Chorus, Varsity Treble Chorus, Non‐varsity Treble Chorus, Varsity Band, Non‐varsity Band, Sub Non‐varsity Orchestra, Varsity Orchestra
Spring Oaks Middle School: Varsity Mixed Chorus, Non-varsity Treble Chorus
Spring Woods High School: Varsity Tenor/Bass Chorus, Non‐varsity Tenor/Bass Chorus, Varsity Treble Chorus, Non‐varsity Treble Chorus, Sub Non‐Varsity Treble Chorus, Varsity Band, Non‐varsity Band, Varsity Orchestra, Non‐varsity Orchestra, Varsity Mixed Chorus
Spring Woods Middle School: Varsity Treble Chorus
Sight-Reading Only Award:
Landrum Middle School: Varsity Treble Chorus
Memorial High School: Non-varsity-A Treble Chorus, Non-varsity Band
Spring Forest Middle School: Varsity Band
Stratford High School: Non-varsity Orchestra
Concert Stage Only Award:
Memorial High School: Non-varsity Treble Chorus
Northbrook High School: Varsity Orchestra, Non-varsity Treble Chorus
Stratford High School: Non-varsity Treble Chorus, Full Orchestra
Spring Woods Middle School: Varsity Band