Aubrey ISD Band Programs Earn 1st Division Ratings
The Aubrey ISD band programs ended the 2020-21 school year on a high note.
Both high school concert bands performed at the UIL Region 2 Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation and received 1st division ratings, earning 1’s from all six judges. The 1’s are the highest a group can receive.
Both middle school concert bands received 1st division ratings at the Region 2 UIL Concert & Sight-reading Evaluation as well.
Students began the process in January and submitted their video performances in April. Both bands performed three prepared pieces and then participated in the sight-reading process, performing a piece that they have never seen before.
The AHS band programs ended the school year with a concert and awards ceremony in May. Numerous awards were handed out, including blankets to all the seniors.
Comments from the judges about the AHS band performances:
"Wow, what a great ensemble. Much to be proud of...attention to musical detail was super. Great job by students and director."
"Musical and fun to listen to! Congratulations on a nice performance!"
"Such a well rehearsed and musical group. Minor issues with pitch and balance at times, but overall very strong. I am super impressed with this group. Great students to work with and outstanding direction!"
"What an outstanding job on this program. Very musical with sensitive, musical playing and tremendous direction."