Congratulations to all of the concert ensembles that competed at the Region 33 UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. All 3 bands were awarded Superior ratings and received the coveted Sweepstakes Award!
All 3 bands had glowing judges sheets this year. Here are just a few of the many comments from each of the bands performances.
Concert Band - Directed by Austin Swack
"Huge props to the soloists, they have a demanding part and were able to tackle it with ease"
"Great fundamental work is evident with this group."
"Many musical moments today."
Symphonic Band - Directed by Jason Smith
"You and your staff are a national treasure."
"Incredible woodwinds - (you win)"
"So much musical maturity - Way to go"
Wind Ensemble - Directed by Terri Clemons
"It was easy to forget this was a high school band during your performance today"
"Thanks for your hard work to maintain the tradition of excellence in the Spring HS Band Program"
"This was a demonstration of fundamentals and skill at the highest level"
"Such wonderful musicality displayed today. Your skill was obvious - but your passion was infectious. "
"Great teaching and learning are happening at Spring High School"
"Congratulations on a SPECTACULAR UIL performance. Your school should be proud of the band."
In the last 20 years the Concert Band has received the Sweepstakes award 17 times. The Symphonic Band has received the Sweepstakes award for the last 30 years in a row, and the Wind Ensemble at Spring High School has received the Sweepstakes award every year since the 1980's.