It is with great pride and excitement that we share this news. This week, the SMS Bands competed in the Region 7 UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest at Burleson Centennial HS.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mrs. Holly Vasquez, performed on Tuesday. They earned all first division (superior) ratings from the 3 concert judges and 3 sight-reading judges. They brought home their 5th consecutive UIL SWEEPSTAKES Award. In addition, they were one of only three non varsity bands to earn this prestigious award. Their program included Forward March by Paul Murtha, Challenger Point by Timothy Johnson, and Serengeti Dreams by Robert W. Smith.
The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Matthew Hiller, performed on Thursday. They earned first division (superior) rating from 2 of the concert judges and 3 of the sight-reading judges. They brought home their 7th consecutive UIL SWEEPSTAKES Award. Their program included Café 512 by Ryan George, Hypnotic Fireflies by Brian Balmages, andColonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford/Mark Williams.
Of the 48 bands that competed this week, only 12 earned the coveted Sweepstakes Award. Additionally, only three schools had more than one band earn this award - SMITH MS being one of these!
Congratulations to all of these students for their incredible performances! We are proud of them as they continue to live to our motto: Superior Standards ~ Superior Success!