For the first time ever in Madison County ISD history the mighty Mustang Band has accumulated three Sweepstakes awards in a single school year. The program is now one of an elite club in the state of Texas that can brag of achieving a perfect competition year.
The Madisonville High School band recently took 90 students to the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Competition in Groesbeck. Both Junior Varsity and Varsity Concert Bands received a Sweepstakes Award in this competition.
The award of Sweepstakes is given to bands that receive a majority of scores being a Division 1. The school year includes three major full band competitions in which entail three judges rating the band on a scale of one to five (one being the highest).
The three competitions include Marching Band, Concert Band and Sight Reading. The Sight Reading Competition requires the whole band to perform an assigned piece of music they have never seen before the competition.
A proud Stephanie Schmidt, Head Band Director, shared, “Thank you to everyone at MCISD for your support of our band. I am very proud of the hard work these students put into our program. Many hours of rehearsal and dedication have been logged with these students. These contests are just the big ones we do throughout the year. Our performance at all of our contests have been stellar this year and they have deserved every one of their awards.”
Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion have the State Competition coming up and the Junior High Wind Ensemble competes in the Concert UIL Competition in April.
Come and support the band’s big Spring Concert, which includes the Junior High Band on April 28. This performance is free of charge and open to the public.