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The Sweetwater High School Band recently participated in the Directorâs Choice Music Festival in Dallas. They played their three competition pieces from the recent UIL contest in Abilene. The Mustangs earned a superior rating from all three judges, along with a âBest in Classâ trophy and a âBest High School Band of the Contestâ trophy. Sweetwater outscored a Texas 5A school in order to win their final trophy.
Adjudicator Evilio Villareal, from Plano, commented in his written critique, âRhythm and pulse are solid. Good tonal quality from all instruments. Great clarinet solo!â Adjudicator Royce Coatney from Arlington, added, âThis was a very musical performance. Good attention to details of balance, blend and contrast. Good eye contact with director.â
Brad Kent, from Richardson, concluded, âGood use of airstream and stability of precision. Many great concepts are being taught and performed throughout the band.â
While in DFW, the band visited the Dallas World Aquarium, Cowboy Stadium, The Fort Worth Zoo, Six Flags over Texas and attended a Texas Rangers Game.