For the first time in school history Kirby Middle School's Beginner band competed in the Texas Lutheran University band Festival hosted on the TLU campus and they did a super job! This group performed a set of three challenging pieces for this contest and was awarded the "Outstanding Muscianship Award." That's the highest honor at the festival. That is simply amazing considering they've only been playing their instruments for about 9 months. Congratulations to these students under the direction of Mr. Elizondo and Ms. Ascolese.
Before long the Kirby Middle School band will need to get its own show manager. The students have been in demand lately playing at some big public events. Recently, they played the National Anthem before the San Antonio Rampage game against Ontario (March 6th) and shortly after that, they were engaged to entertain the crowd at the Spurs game against the Chicago Bulls (March 10th) at the AT&T Center They performed in the foyer to entertain fans as they rolled in for the big game. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Two Judson High School band students, Paula Wilson (junior, flute) and Dylan Frazier (junior, trumpet) joined the YOSA Philharmonic and the San Antonio Symphony for a side-by-side concert at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts last Sunday afternoon. They performed Dvo?ák’s masterful Symphony No. 8 conducted by Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
The Judson High School Varsity Winter Guard is a top notch group that has high expectations. If you don't know what a Winter Guard group is, it's basically a color guard team that performs indoors. It's a performance of precision team work and the Rocket team just got back from the Winter Guard International Houston Regional at Hightower High School and placed 2nd in the overall competition. The next step is prepping for the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton Ohio in April. Judson is currently ranked 1st in the nation among all groups attending this next contest. Good luck everyone!!