Orchestra UIL

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, March 19th, the Harris Symphonic Orchestra performed for UIL at Krueger Middle School, and they did very well. The Harris Honors Orchestra performed on Thursday, March 20th, for UIL, too. For those who don’t know what UIL involves, it is a school competition where students prepare music to perform in front of judges, and then they go to the next step of the competition, which is sight reading. Sight reading is when you enter a room and have a piece of music that you have to perform. The catch is – you have never seen this piece of music before.  The students have eight minutes to “shadow bow” the music without recreating the music in any way, such as playing the actual instrument, tapping, talking, etc. After the eight minutes are up, the students run through the music, and the judges critique and rate you with a 1, which is the  best, and 4, being the worst. This year, the Symphony Orchestra performed  “Star Crossed Warriors”, “St. Anthony Chorale”, and “Fiddles on Fire”. In the end, the Honors group received a perfect 1’s in both performance and sight reading, and Harris Symphony received a 2 in performance and a 1 in sight reading. Shawn Harris said, “UIL was a wonderful experience for me. It felt great to be told how we played from someone who wasn’t our teacher.” We are so proud of our Harris Hawks. Way to go!

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