Band participates in UIL concert and sight reading competitions


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Daniel Botello , Assistant Editor

Screaming Eagle band took to the stage once again in the UIL concert and sight reading competition at Flour Bluff High School. On  

“The competitions lasted about a day at Flour Bluff and we had some good scores for both sight reading and concert band,” director Eric Lara said. 

All three bands performed a selection of three songs as well as a sight reading piece for a chance to win a trophy as well as the title of UIL concert band champions. 

“On stage Concert band performed Mad Dash, Moscow 1941, and Hawkeye overture. Symphonic Band performed Long Legend United Nations March Movement 2, and Joy Revisited. Wind ensemble also did Metal, O’ Magnum Mysterium, and In Storm and Sunshine,” director Eric Lara said.

The competitions took a day and all three bands had exceptional scores across the board.

“The scores were sweepstakes, like ones across the board for all three of the bands that performed,” Lara said.  

Three judges on the stage gave all three bands ones and three judges in the sight reading room gave all three bands ones.

With another win scored by the band, and the school year coming to a quick close with three more weeks left people are eager to know when the next band performance or even if they’re going to have any more performances this year. The band is not showing any signs of slowing down, as they plan to have a spring concert, state UIL solo and ensemble competitions, and play at the 2021-2022 graduation ceremony, not to mention it’s summer marching season kicking off during summer break. 

“ We plan to perform in our spring concert, Buc Days parade, Graduation, and state Solo and Ensemble competitions,” Lara said. “We’re also going to start summer band and prepping for marching season, as well as our Friday night football games next year.”