The Woodrow Wildcat Band at the Region 20 Music Band Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Waxahachie, Texas.

The Woodrow Wildcat Band at the Region 20 Music Band Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Waxahachie, Texas.

The Woodrow Wildcat Band was in perfect harmony this week as they headed off to Waxahachie for the Region 20 Music Band Concert and Sight Reading Contest. They came out on top, with the highest marks of any of the DISD schools in attendance.

The morning began with a musical stage performance, where the varsity band was played together for the first time in front of a crowd. Beginners luck was on their side, for in that section of the competition, the Wildcats scored all 1’s (the musical performance equivalent of straight A’s).

Next came a much trickier test: the sight reading performance. The band, along with director Chris Evetts, were given a brand new piece of music and expected to play together without ever practicing the tune — an intimidating feat for any musician. Despite the trepidation, the band came out well, scoring all 2’s in that section.

When the final scores were read, the Woodrow Wildcats had enough points to beat all other DISD competitors Bryan Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Adamson high schools.

 


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