On March 6th and 7th, under the direction of our Music Director, Ms. Sarah Willson and Assistant Music Director, Mr. Ben Mitchell, Philharmonic and Honor Orchestras earned Sweepstakes at the annual University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sightreading Contest at Nimitz High School. The highest honor at this competition. Works performed by Philharmonic include Bob Phillips’ Sword Dance, Jupiter Theme by Holst/arranged Hash, and Ablaze by Chris Bernotas. Works performed by Honor Orchestra include Geometric Dances, Movement 1 by Richard Meyer, Fantasia on an Original Theme by Joseph Phillips, and To Tame the Raging Rapids by Brian Balmages.
Clockwise: Ms. Willson and Mr. Mitchell on the left, Students of Honor Orchestra, and Students of Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Music Program of the UIL is designed to support and enrich the teaching of music as an integral component of the public school curriculum in the state of Texas. Each year approximately one half million middle school and high school students reap the benefits of participation in these music events.
Our heartfelt gratitude to our supportive parents, private teachers, administration, and our amazing HPISD community for your support in helping these talented students achieve this remarkable accomplishment! #ExcellenceLivesHere