On Thursday, March 2, The Santa Anna Mountaineer Band traveled to Hamilton ISD to participate in the annual UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest. This is the first time in several years the band has participated in this particular contest. The band has been working on 3 pieces of music for the contest since returning from Christmas Break. The pieces included Copper Creek March by John Edmonson, Majestica by Gary Gazlay, and Courtlandt County Festival by William Owens. The band received a 2-2-2 (excellent) for their performance of the three pieces. The ratings go from 1 (superior), 2 (excellent), 3 (average), 4 (below average), 5 (poor). The band’s performance was rated EXCELLENT!!!!
The next portion of the contest involved Sight Reading a piece of music that the group had never seen before. The Mountaineers received a 1-2-2 for their performance of the piece. For most of the students, this was their first opportunity to participate in Sightreading. The students did an amazing job this year at Concert and Sight Reading!
The students involved in the contest were as follows: Delaynee Absher, Ashley Beauchamp, Angie Calfa, Tony Calfa, Lily Carter, Katelynne Craig, Ella Crowder, Madison Diaz, Luke Dotson, Chris Ely, Domanic Enriquez, Kellen Evans, Madison Fields, Trace Garrett, Daniel Garza,Noah Garza, Lisamarie Gomez, Kloey Guerrero, Paris Guerrero, Taylor Guerrero, Marin Guthrie, Hunter Hammond, Jaylie Jones, Mateo Lara, Silas Lara, Dwayne Mattes, Chase McIver, Breanna Michon, Madalyn Perez, Sudie Puckett, Trystan Rice, Cody Robertson, Jake Smiley, Alexis Washington, Mia Whaley, Madison Wise, and Makayla Wise.
A big thank you to Eddie Alonzo and Jackie Sowell for their help in getting the kids to contest that day!!
Santa Anna ISD