On Wednesday, March 2, orchestras from Victoria ISD’s middle and high schools competed in the annual UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation at Victoria East High School.
All four of VISD’s orchestras flourished in competition, bringing home sweepstakes and plaques.
Each of the four ensembles participated in two Evaluations of Concert and Sight-Reading, for a total of eight evaluations. 100% of students pass all of their UIL Evaluations, with one of eight meeting the Meets Standards criteria, and seven of eight meeting the Masters Standards criteria in STAAR terminology.
The VEHS, VWHS, and Patti Welder/Cade Combined Middle School orchestras all brought home sweepstakes, earning a 1st Division in Concerts and alos Sight-Reading evaluations.
The Stroman/Howell Combined Middle School orchestra earned a 1st Division in the Sight-Reading evaluation and a 2nd Division in the Concert Evaluation.
Speaking of their achievements, David Edge, director of Fine Arts at VISD, exclaimed, “We are so proud of the students and staff for their hard work and excellence amid a challenging world environment! Bravo!”