Great job students, parents and directors at Downtown Rhythms. VISD Proud

East students that got to perform with the Symphony in the Side-by-Side program

East students that got to perform with the Symphony in the Side-by-Side program

VSO members whom worked with our East students to learn the music for the performance (earlier in the day).

VSO members whom worked with our East students to learn the music for the performance (earlier in the day).

VISD High School Orchestra

VISD High School Orchestra

Victoria East Jazz Ensemble

Victoria East Jazz Ensemble

VSO performance

VSO performance

Future students trying out how to play some musical instruments

Future students trying out how to play some musical instruments

Don't Quit You Day Job Band

Don’t Quit You Day Job Band

"Don't Quit You Day Job Band" - VISD directors band

“Don’t Quit You Day Job Band” – VISD directors band

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Downtown Rhythms TONIGHT! Side-By-Side program & VISD groups performing tonight

Downtown Rhythms

Downtown Rhythms TONIGHT! See Performance Times below

  • 5:30-5:50 pm VISD HS Orchestra    
  • 5:50-6:10 pm Victoria East Jazz Band  
  • 6:10-6:30 pm VC Jazz Combo
  • 6:30-7:00 pm Victoria Symphony Orchestra 
  • 7:00-7:15 pm “Don’t quit your day job VISD Directors Jazz Band
  • 7:15-7:45 pm VSO – VISD Side-by-Side Program                    
  • 7:45-8:00 pm Cuero HS Jazz Band              
  • 8:00-8:30 pm VSO

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The Victoria Symphony has begun a unique mentoring experience with area high school music students that culminates this season in the inaugural “Side by Side” performance at  the free, outdoor Downtown Rhythms event.  A Side by Side presentation features young musicians from East High School joined by their VSO counterparts which give our students an opportunity to play with and learn from expert musicians and mentors. Thanks to collaboration with David Edge and Carlos Gonzalez of Victoria East HS band program and Ken Peach, VISD Director of Fine Arts, the VSO musicians spent time with music students in coaching sessions prior to the concert. VSO professionals AND students will join forces to perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture at 7:15 pm. Pictured to the side are pictures from our last rehearsal with Conductor One .

We look forward to a great evening of food, families and fun!

Other activities include our instrument petting zoo, face painting, Children’s Discovery Museum Booth, Battle of the Chef’s from Sendera and the Pumphouse and more!

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a great night of music!

High School Region 14 UIL results – what an outstanding year for our students!

East Varsity BandSWEEPSTAKES AWARD – SUPERIOR (111) on Stage – SUPERIOR (111) in Sight Reading

East Varsity Band -3rd piece

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IMG_5613West Varsity Band – SUPERIOR (112) on Stage – EXCELLENT (222) in Sight Reading – this is outstanding because this is the first SUPERIOR awarded to West in the Varsity Competition.

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IMG_5630East Non-Varsity BandSUPERIOR (111) on Stage – EXCELLENT (123) in Sight Reading – received a trophy for Sight Reading

West Non-Varsity – EXCELLENT (223) on Stage GOOD (332) in Sight Readingthis is outstanding for the first time in  2 years they were able to take a second performing group to UIL Concert and Sight Reading.  In addition, they brought the largest 2nd Band West has ever had.  It speaks of how much we have worked towards the importance of being eligible in core academics.

Region 14 Orchestra UIL Concert & Sight Reading – Great Success!

Congratulations to our VISD Orchestra students and parents for a very successful day at UIL Music Region 14 Contest!  We are all very proud of these students and directors for an outstanding day.  This contest was the first time both our middle school & high school orchestras competed at the VARSITY levels (the highest standard for being judged), and as you can see, our students did SUPERIOR!

Our Combined High School Varsity Orchestra received an SUPERIOR rating on Stage (1,1,1) and an SUPERIOR rating in Sight Reading (1,1,1).  A perfect rating which gives them the SWEEPSTAKES trophy!

Our Combined Middle School Varsity Orchestra received an EXCELLENT rating on Stage (2,2,2) and an SUPERIOR rating in Sight Reading (1,1,2).

Middle School Combined Orchestra with Sight Reading Trophy

Middle School Combined Orchestra with Sight Reading Trophy

High School Combined Orchestra with SWEEPSTAKES Trophy

High School Combined Orchestra with SWEEPSTAKES Trophy

Sweepstakes tropy

Sweepstakes trophy!

VISD Hosted Middle School UIL Solo & Ensemble at Patti Welder all day Saturday

Our VISD students had a wonderful day hosting and performing at the Region 14 Middle School Solo & Ensemble Contest.  Results are below:

 

Solo – I

Ensemble I

total I

Solo II

Ensemble II

Cade

51

11

86

9

2

Howell

52

11

82

10

2

Patti Welder

38

17

99

3

0

Stroman

21

2

29

2

0

Medal Count for the day from 11 schools:

  • Gerdes – Luling 85
  • Travis – Port Lavaca – 51
  • Yoakum – 81
  • Stroman – 29
  • Cade – 86
  • Howell 82
  • Nazareth Academy – 15
  • St. Ludmila – Shiner 20
  • Nordheim – 24
  • Providence – Shiner – 3
  • Patti Welder – 99
  • Total number of medals awarded = 575

Debbie Colley – Patti Welder Middle School Band Director had the highest medal count of the day! See pictures below of some of our winners around VISD.

Howell Band Students

Howell Band Students

 

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Patti Welder Band students

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Patti Welder Band students

Stroman Band Students form Solo & Ensemble

Stroman Band Students form Solo & Ensemble