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Entries Tagged as 'Fine Arts'

Sweepstakes Win For Wagner Varsity Orchestra

The Wagner Varsity Orchestra competed in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight-Reading Competition at Steele High School. They performed three pieces for a panel of three judges, and then had to read a piece of music for the first time in front of another panel of three judges. The Varsity Orchestra earned a 1st rating (which is labeled as a Superior performance) in both the Concert and Sight-Reading components of this competition, earning them what is referred to as "sweepstakes". This is the first time that they have received this distinction under the direction of Mrs. Katherine Gonzalez, and the first since 2013. The Non-Varsity Orchestra competed as well, and received Excellent ratings in both categories.

Wagner Musicians Earn Sweepstakes

The Wagner High School Wind Ensemble competed recently in the UIL Concert Contest and came away with Superior Ratings in Marching, Concert and Sight Reading.  That's winning Sweepstakes in UIL Competition!  Congratulations to these students who have worked very hard. 

Metzger Bands Clean Up For Sweepstakes

The Metzger Band program continues to show it's tremendous quality and is solidifying its reputation as a high performing group of musicians.  For the second straight year, both the Metzger Honors and Symphonic Bands received Sweepstakes 1st Division ratings from all six judges. That means they got the highest rating from all six judges in both a concert setting and in sight reading.  Sight reading is playing a piece as a group that no one has seen before. The students are given a few minutes to look at their parts and the band director is allowed to talk them through it for a very limited amount of time and then they play it to the best of their ability...that's tough.  But both bands aced both categories.  

Metzger Symphonic Band


Metzger Honors Band 

Congratulations to both groups and to the Director of Bands Mr. John Robertson. 

Wagner Percussion Ensemble Upcoming Concerts

The Wagner Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at this years TMEA convention after submitting an application and a recording of the groups performances last year.  On Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wagner High School Auditorium, the group will be performing an exciting preview concert of modern music by composers Brian Nozny, Caleb Pickering, Brett William Dietz, and an orchestral transcription by George Bizet, arranged by Robbie Green. The Showcase concert at the TMEA Convention is on Saturday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Bridge Hall performance area. Please come out and support the Wagner Percussion Ensemble.

Coronado Village's MojoRimba Shines On Local TV


Coronado Village Elementary’s music teacher Bonnie Anderson and her Mojorimba group have made several local tv appearances lately. They have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City and are currently in the process of raising funds to make the trip possible. The organization has a goal of raising $60,000 for the cost of the once in a lifetime trip. Please consider making a donation today. Below are several links of the tv appearances and a link to the MOJORIMBA website. There you can read all about the group as well as make a donation to support our Judson students.


Watch MojoRimba on News 4 San Antonio


Watch MojoRimba on Great Day SA KENS 5


Watch MojoRimba on KABB FOX Daytime at Nine