Burleson High School bands earn UIL Sweepstakes during Concert and Sight-reading Contest
The Burleson High School Wind Ensemble (varsity) earned a Superior 1st division rating during the UIL Region 30 South Zone 5A-6A Band Concert and Sight-reading Contest held at Burleson High School on April 16th & 17th.
The BHS Honors Band (non-varsity) also earned a Superior 1st division rating during the same event. Both bands secured the top rating from all three adjudicators in both concert and sight-reading.
The BHS Symphonic Band (sub non-varsity) received an Excellent 2nd division rating from all judges.
Because the 210 member Burleson High School Marching Band earned the top rating for its Region 30 UIL performance in the fall, both the varsity and non-varsity bands received UIL Sweepstakes trophies for their achievements last week.
The marching band is divided into three skill-based concert bands after football season in preparation for upcoming winter and spring concert performances.
Sweepstakes awards are only given to bands who earn 1st division ratings in all three categories: marching, concert, and sight-reading.
The whole process of learning to perform the three pieces as required by UIL began in early January and was fine-tuned over a period of three months leading up to the April contest.
The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Joe McGee; the Honors Band is directed by Michael Moscoso, and the Symphonic Band is directed by Jaime Kovar.