Congratulations to the Raider Wind Ensemble under the direction of Eddie Echeverria and the Raider Symphonic Band under the direction of Jeremy Roe, for earing Sweepstakes at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest that was held this past week.
The competition was held at the UTRGV Fine Arts Auditorium. Several parents and x-band students attended the contest. The Wind Ensemble performed: Peptia Greus by Peres-Chovi, La Procession de Rocio by Turnia and Danzon No. 2 by Marquez. The Symphonic band performed: Fantasy on a Fiddle Tune by La flante, The Tree Ravens by Percy Grainger and Lassus Trombone by Fillmore.
The students and the staff have worked diligently over the past several months during class time, after school and on weekends to accomplish these ratings. We are very proud of all the work they have done.