The Junior High Symphonic Winds played wonderfully at band festival, earning a Division I (Superior Rating) in both their stage performance and in sight-reading! Actually, they earned straight Division I’s - meaning they received the Superior Rating from each of the four judges. That’s the highest score a band can receive. They were one of only a handful of Junior High bands to earn this distinction at Festival. Needless to say, the students are beside themselves with excitement!
The band was evaluated in terms of tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, technique, and interpretation. After our prepared stage performance, our band students moved to the sight-reading room where they had five minutes to study a piece of music they have never seen and perform it for adjudication. The judges averaged their scores and gave us our rating.
Not only was their music making spectacular, but the band students represented our school well with their polite, friendly behavior. They were terrific ambassadors for Hazel Park schools!