Granbury Middle School bands won sweepstakes honors at UIL concert and sightreading contest on March 4, 2021, in Glen Rose.
Both the varsity honors band the junior varsity symphonic band earned Division I superior ratings from judges for both stage and sightreading performances. This marks the first time that both ensembles received sweepstakes awards.
“What a year it’s been! These kids have worked through a pandemic, a snowpocalyse, protocols, quarantines, limited rehearsals, life stress, and so much more,” commented GMS band director Michele Kahne, who is assisted by Ben Holmes. “They've worked so incredibly hard this year recovering from missed time last year all while preparing challenging music. Hard work pays off, and they were rewarded with top ratings.”
Acton Middle School bands will compete in UIL contest in Glen Rose following Spring Break, and the high school competition is set for April 21-22 at Burleson High School.
For choir, Granbury High School will host the competition for Region 30 south zone schools on April 13-14. Middle school choirs are recording performances and competing virtually.