The San Saba Bands went to UIL Concert & Sight-Reading on April 14th and 15th. The Concert portion of the contest involves playing three pieces of music which have been prepared over two months, and are performed on stage for three judges. The judges use a standardized rubric system, and all three judges’ scores are averaged.
The Sight-Reading portion gives students 7 minutes to silently finger & count a piece they have never seen, and then they must perform the piece in its entirety. Sight-reading is judged the same way. The rating system for UIL Concert & Sight-Reading is as follows: 1 (superior) 2 (excellent) 3 (average) 4 (below average) 5 (poor)
The junior high band performed on April 14th and received a composite rating of 2 (Excellent Rating) on stage, and a 3 (Average Rating) in sight-reading.
The high school band performed on April 15th and received straight ones from all three judges on stage (superior rating), and a 3 (Average Rating) in sight-reading.
Both bands improved a full rating on stage from the previous year, and the high school received its first superior rating in three years!