The Sweetwater High School Band recently participated in the Directorâ€™s 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 â€śBest in Classâ€ť trophy and a â€śBest High School Band of the Contestâ€ť trophy. Sweetwater outscored a Texas 5A school in order to win their final trophy.
Adjudicator Evilio Villareal, from Plano, commented in his written critique, â€śRhythm and pulse are solid. Good tonal quality from all instruments. Great clarinet solo!â€ť Adjudicator Royce Coatney from Arlington, added, â€śThis was a very musical performance. Good attention to details of balance, blend and contrast. Good eye contact with director.â€ť
Brad Kent, from Richardson, concluded, â€śGood use of airstream and stability of precision. Many great concepts are being taught and performed throughout the band.â€ť
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.