Solo and Ensemble Information and the Week Ahead!

It's a busy week (what else is new?) around here for Akins Choir and Piano! We're performing at the AAH Ceremony, preparing for UIL, and many students are performing Saturday at UIL Solo and Ensemble!

Tuesday 2/21

  • Rehearsal for 6th Period members with Mrs. Huffman for Solo and Ensemble during 6th period, rehearsal after school for Madrigals 4:30-6:00 CANCELLED DUE TO MEETING.

Wednesday 2/22

  • 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Madrigals joint rehearsal after school for the AAH ceremony tomorrow.
  • Voice Lessons!

Thursday 2/23

  • All 16-17 and 17-18 Madrigals joint rehearsal and dress rehearsal after school for the AAH ceremony. Performance at the AAH ceremony in black gowns. Please remember your black flats this day! You will be fed pizza, and we should be done around 7:30 PM. Everyone needs to be picked up by 8:00 PM.
  • While Madrigals are eating pizza, I will be rehearsing with 1st and 2nd period solo and ensemble participants.
  • Voice Lessons!

Friday 2/24

  • I will be traveling to Region 32 to judge their Solo and Ensemble UIL competition. If you need me, please feel free to text me through remind or shoot me an email. I will respond as quickly as possible, but may have to turn my phone off since it is a UIL event.
  • Voice Lessons!

Saturday 2/25

  • Solo and Ensemble performances at McCallum High School. Students should wear their 'Sunday Best'.
  • Ladies should wear nice slacks and a blouse or a dress (knee length or longer) with dress shoes (no heels). Shoulders should be covered, tights/sheers preferred if legs are exposed.
  • Gentlemen should wear nice slacks and a button down with a tie. Dress shoes.
  • All solos must be memorized. This is a UIL rule, not a Mrs. Ballard rule. (Section 11114d: All solos (instrumental and vocal) shall be performed by memory.)
  • All students should arrive 30 minutes before their performance time.
  • Make sure you are practicing with the accompaniment. Practice tracks can be found at
  • A list of performance times and rehearsal times are listed in the picture below. Let me know if any changes need to be made!
  • If you are in 6th period and were ineligible, didn't pay your accompanist fee, or missed Solo and Ensemble for any reason, please submit your make-up assignment by 3/3/17 at Midnight. You can find it in Google Classroom. Solo and Ensemble is a performance requirement for this class.