All Middle Schools Prove “Superior” at UIL Band Contest

Apr 20, 2022

In a district where every child is provided an opportunity to participate in fine arts, students continue to find success at every level.

Recently, all Frisco ISD middle school bands participated in the Region 24 UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest, held in-person for the first time since 2019.

Remarkably, all 17 campuses had at least one band achieve a Superior rating, the highest rating, in the annual contest.

As part of the assessment, each band performed a concert of three selections, including one march. Students were working on these pieces for months and were extremely well-prepared by their directors.

The sight-reading evaluation is entirely different and is built to test musical literacy. During the process, students are required to make appropriate, independent musical judgments to ensure success during the initial reading of a musical work. The students were then rated by adjudicators on the performance of their provided selection upon their first time to ever play it. 

It was a stressful assessment to both compete in and to witness, but throughout the process the students and their directors managed it exceptionally well. 

Congratulations to all of these groups, representing hundreds of students, that received a Superior rating.

Clark Middle School - Directors Ben Katz, John Timpani, Brianna Compton

  • Sub Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Cobb Middle School - Directors Elizabeth Treadwell, Denise Soto

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Fowler Middle School - Directors Jenny Denis, Donald Bruce, Frederick Alonzi

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in sight-reading

Griffin Middle School - Directors Carolyn Cansler, Greg Leutwyler

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Hunt Middle School - Directors Greg Perkins, Megan Rose

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Lawler Middle School - Directors Christian Holzer, John McKellar

  • Sub Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Maus Middle School - Directors Katie Lewis, Lauren Solano, Thomas Brink

  • Sub Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Nelson Middle School - Directors Michael Beavers, Morgan Sundberg

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Pearson Middle School - Directors Michelle Black, Morgan Jenson

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Pioneer Heritage Middle School - Directors Rachael Davis, Jennifer Teed

  • Sub Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Roach Middle School - Directors Geoffrey Elsner, Noelle Khan

  • Varsity - Superior in sight-reading

Scoggins Middle School - Directors Adam Davis, Rose Brinkman

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Stafford Middle School - Directors Laura Bell, Chase Rogers

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Staley Middle School - Directors Chad Wood, Andrea Webb

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Trent Middle School - Directors Ben Kelly, Jessica Coleman

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Vandeventer Middle School - Directors Joseph Guzman, Emily Cavagnaro

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

Wester Middle School - Directors Brad Smith, Allison Jadvani

  • Non-Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

  • Varsity - Superior in both concert and sight-reading

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