2017 Solo and Ensemble Results!
It's been an incredibly busy week here for Akins Choir! We prepared for Solo and Ensemble, rehearsed with accompanists, had joint top choir rehearsals, and sang at the African American Heritage evening, all on top of regular preparation for UIL Concert and Sightreading, which is coming up in May.
Today, however, we had several students compete at the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition at McCallum High School. All of the students did a great job balancing nerves, memorization, and diction. They looked stellar doing it, too! All of our students either came away with Division 1 or Division 2 ratings, which is a fantastic accomplishment!
Avery Close (11th), Veronica Lopez (12), and Issie Luna (12) all sang Class 1 solos and earned Division 1 (Superior) ratings, meaning they will be going to State Solo and Ensemble in May! Congratulations to these students - they have worked incredibly hard and I am so proud of them.
Tina Shield (10) earned a Division 1 (Superior) rating on a Class 2 solo with great feedback from the judge. Danielle Branch (9), Samantha Branch (12), Arianna Farner (10), Destiny Lee (11), Alexis Nalls (9), Bernard Cardona (12), and Josue Lopez (9) all earned Division 2 (Excellent) ratings and performed extremely well
All students that earned Division 1 ratings may pick up their medals from me on Monday. Congratulations to all participants. I'm incredibly proud of each and every one of you!