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Judson Middle School Orchestra Takes Home Gold


The Judson Middle School Orchestra traveled to Corpus Christi to compete in the annual Director's Choice competition. The competition brings music ensembles from all over the state of Texas to play for judges and have their ensembles ranked. This year the orchestra had the amazing opportunity to perform in the Texas A&M Corpus Christi University Performing Arts Center. which is one of the premier concert halls in the state of Texas and where the Corpus Christi Symphony plays. 

All three judges were very impressed with the orchestra's musical abilities and commended them on such an amazing performance. The Orchestra brought home three trophies to show off their hard work, including Best in Class and the prestigious Overall Outstanding Ensemble. Congratulations to the students and their Director Mr. Garcia.



Flyer Bands, Choirs Soar Above Competition

For the first time in recent history, the Kitty Hawk Middle School band and choir departments both brought home Sweepstakes trophies for each of their competing groups at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation. First, the Flyer Choirs, under the direction of Colin Powell, earned Sweepstakes with the Varsity and Non-Varsity Treble Chorus as well as the Tenor/Bass Choir. Then, the award-winning Honors and Symphonic Bands both earned Sweepstakes for the second consecutive year under the direction of Lacy Lansford and Kendal Tucker. Way to go Flyers!

Judson's Cantate Sings High Note At Trinity Contest

The Judson High School Cantate Choir participated in the American Classics "Bluebonnet Classic" Music Festival earlier this month. While they were there to compete, the group rehearsed with the Trinity Choir Director Dr. Gary Seighman and toured the campus for a bit.  Then when it was time to compete they performed for the judges and came out shining.  They were awarded "Best in Class" and "Best Overall" for the festival.  Congratulations to this talented group of singers and Director David Short.

Metzger Music Program Garners National Award

Music is such a great part of a balanced education. Research continues to support the many benefits that students see when they participate in some form of music performance.  It's wonderful that can come in the form of the band, orchestra, choir in their school or even learning to play an instrument outside the school setting.  Metzger Middle School's music program has been setting the bar very high for years turning out some wonderful student musicians.  That has now resulted in the school receiving the Support Music Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.  A big part of that commitment is the way Metzger's music efforts provide access and education to all students.  

We congratulate Metzger's Director of Bands Mr. John Robertson, Assistant Band Director Bryant Aynes, Orchestra Director Brian Coker, Choir Director Andrew Sanchez, and Principal Dr. Tracey Valree. 

Patriot Percussionists Pick Up State Honors

The Veterans Memorial High School music program is growing and showing everyone that they are making quality a tradition at JISD's newest high school.  The percussion ensemble recently competed in the TECA State Championships and walked away with Best Artistry and Best Music awards.  For such a young school, these,  and so many other Patriot students are making an impact across San Antonio and the state already.  Congratulations to them for their hard work and achievement.