As you may have known, Driscoll hosted the Solo and Ensemble contest last week. Our Driscoll Orchestra was very successful, earning 31 gold medals and 14 silver medals for the solos. We had 20 gold and 12 silver medals for the ensembles. We had multiple Outstanding Performances, including the Large Ensemble of Fiddles and Frolic, Karianne Chupp, and Diego Cruz. Congatulations to all who participated!

Orchestra has had many accomplishments this year.

It started with an awesome Fall concert. In the winter, they had several gigs, including Holiday in the Park, where they took home a superb performance trophy. They also participated in the 22nd Annual Holiday Music Festival at the San Antonio Airport. The Honors Orchestra played at the MacArthur Bar-B-Q dinner.

As you may know, there was an assembly yesterday. A special guest speaker came and talked to us about making the school a better place. We learned about bullying and mistreatment, and how to stop it. Here are some photos of our speaker and the students. It was pretty awesome!

If you want yummy food and good music, you should go to the MacArthur Orchestra Dinner! They will be serving delicious Bar-B-Q, and the Driscoll, Garner, and Bradley Orchestras will be playing! Hope to see you there!

An interview with Ms Clements….



Q- Do you have any siblings?

Mrs. C – “I have 5 total, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.”

Q- When you’re not at school, what do you like to do?

Mrs. C – “I like to garden, work in my yard, sing, and be with my family.”

Q- What’s your favorite sport and why?

Mrs. C – ” I like watching Aggie football because my son goes there.”

Q- Did you ever want to be something other than a reading teacher?

Mrs. C – “No”

Q- Where did you attent college?

Mrs. C – “Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.”

Q- What do you like most about being a reading teacher?

Mrs. C – “I like helping people and watching them advance.”

Q- What do you think you will be doing in 10 years?

Mrs. C – “I will be going to my grandchildren’s band concerts and sports games.”

Q-What do you do in the summer months?

Mrs. C – “I spend time gardening, reading, and being with my parents.”

Q-If I picked up your iPod, what would I find on there?

Mrs. C – “Pictures of my family.”

Q-What is your favorite movie and why?

Mrs. C – “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, because it is very funny!”

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