Congratulations to the Cockrill Middle School Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the Honors Band for a great week at UIL!
The Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Moses received a Superior Rating in Sight-Reading and an Excellent Rating on the Stage Performance, just narrowly missing the Sweepstakes Award.
The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mr. Harp received a Superior Rating from all 6 judges earning the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy. They played the hardest non-varsity program in the history of Cockrill and the judges were extremely complimentary of how well prepared their music was.
And last night the Honors Band, under the direction of Mr. Williams also received a Superior rating from all 6 judges and the Sweepstakes Trophy. This marks the 6th straight year that the CMS Honors Band has earned the Sweepstakes trophy. The judges raved about their performance mentioning repeatedly how seamless they were able to play incredibly challenging music. As we like to say in the band hall, “if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” and we are all better people for having gone on this amazing journey together.
Congratulations again to all of the Cockrill Band Members for a terrific year!