Secondary Choral Students Earn Coveted Superior Ratings

Apr 13, 2022

After months of preparation, secondary choral students across Frisco ISD performed at the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading assessment. Many of these FISD middle school and high school choirs were awarded Superior ratings for both their on-stage and sight-reading portions, a marked accomplishment.

As part of the assessment, each choir prepared and performed three pieces from memory and sight-read a piece of music they had never seen before, a challenging feat, for which directors and students had been preparing for months. 

Adjudicators rated the choirs on both their stage performance as well as their sight-reading with scores ranging from one to five, with one being the Superior Rating. Choirs earning a one rating in both Concert and Sight-Reading received a Sweepstakes recognition for their accomplishment.

Frisco ISD is home to more middle and high school choir ensembles with Superior ratings than most school districts in the state have ensembles.

“As an opportunity-rich district, we are proud of the continued growth and achievements of FISD choral programming,” said Pete Hazzard, Frisco ISD's managing director of fine arts. “The Superior ratings are the result of hours, days and months of work put in by the students and their directors who are committed to achieving at the highest levels.”

Choir is a shining example of how students can grow through collaborating, contributing, innovating and embracing challenges - all future-ready skills embedded into the fine arts curriculum.

“As our middle and high school choral programs grow and flourish, it’s amazing to see them continually setting the bar for achievement higher and higher,” said Rob Draper, vocal music coordinator for Frisco ISD. “I’m just so proud of all of the directors and the exceptional work they and their students have done this year.”

Congratulations to these hard-working and talented students as well as to their directors who earned Superior ratings.

Middle School Ensembles

Cobb Non-Varsity Tenor/ Bass

Lawler Non-Varsity Tenor/ Bass

Nelson Non-Varsity Tenor/Bass

Pioneer Heritage Non-Varsity Tenor/ Bass

Clark Non-Varsity Treble

Cobb Non-Varsity Treble

Fowler Non-Varsity Treble

Griffin Non-Varsity Treble

Lawler Non-Varsity Treble

Pearson Non-Varsity Treble

Pioneer Heritage Non-Varsity Treble

Stafford Non-Varsity Treble

Vandeventer Non-Varsity Treble

Wester Non-Varsity Treble

Fowler Varsity Treble

Nelson Varsity Treble

Pioneer Heritage Varsity Treble

High School Ensembles

Emerson Non-Varsity Mixed

Heritage Non-Varsity Mixed

Independence Non-Varsity Mixed

Memorial Non-Varsity Mixed

Wakeland Non-Varsity Mixed

Liberty Non-Varsity Tenor/Bass

Independence Varsity Tenor/Bass

Centennial Non-Varsity Treble

Emerson Non-Varsity Treble

Frisco Non-Varsity Treble

Heritage Non-Varsity Treble

Independence Non-Varsity Treble

Liberty Non-Varsity Treble

Memorial Non-Varsity Treble

Frisco Varsity Treble

Heritage Varsity Treble

Independence Varsity Treble

Liberty Varsity Treble

Lone Star Varsity Treble

Centennial Varsity Mixed

Frisco Varsity Mixed

Heritage Varsity Mixed

Independence Varsity Mixed

Lone Star Varsity Mixed

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