UIL is akin to the STAAR test for our Fine Arts students. Students spend hours upon hours preparing for a concert performance that is just a few minutes long, and is adjudicated by only three. They then must learn a full, 24-measure piece of music that they have never seen before in about six minutes, and are adjudicated quickly thereafter by three different judges. There are two portions to the contest: Concert and Sight-reading. They are graded from 1 to 5, 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest. Each group of three judges must give them an average of a 1 in order to get a "Sweepstakes" trophy.
We are happy to report that A Cappella Choir received a 1 from all judges in both portions. YAY! Mrs. Galan, Mr Coffield, and the entire Eagle family are so proud of these hard-working, talented singers.
Some of the judges' comments during the Concert portion were:
- ”Very professional stage presence and focus.”
- ”Wonderful attention to executing different styles of music.”
- ”Tone is highly developed and singers demonstrate an elevated awareness of balance and choral tuning.”
- ”You are brave, bold, and awesome.”
Some of the judges' comments during the Sight-reading portion were:
- ”Good energy and confidence!”
- ”That’s what I like to hear!”
- “Lovely! Solid!”
- ”This is a TOP NOTCH group!!”
Please make sure to congratulate them on a SUPERIOR job well-done!