13 Middle School Choirs earn UIL Award

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Nearly three-fourths of competing choirs earn Sweepstakes or Superior Rating

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With 13 choir groups earning an award, McAllen ISD had 72 percent of its choir teams bringing home some hardware from the Middle School Choir UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Evaluation held earlier this month at PSJA Southwest High School.

In fact, 11 of the 18 choirs earned the highest music score – UIL Sweepstakes. Two others earned a Superior Rating in Sight-Reading.

McAllen ISD also had more performing groups at UIL than any other school district. McAllen ISD sent 25 percent of the total groups competing and earned 36 percent of the UIL Sweepstakes trophies.

“Our choirs continue to set the standard at this UIL event,” McAllen ISD Fine Arts Director Jim Egger said. “The success of the McAllen ISD Choir Program is because of some amazing teachers, wonderful students, incredible support, and a program that is set up to succeed.  We continue to have something very special with McAllen ISD Fine Arts. Congratulations to all of these very talented choir students and their hard-working teachers.”

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Here is the break down by campus:

  • Morris Middle School – 4 groups and 3 Sweepstakes Awards
  • Cathey – 3 groups and 3 Sweepstakes Awards
  • De Leon – 3 groups and 2 Sweepstakes Awards, Superior Rating in Sight-Reading
  • Fossum – 3 groups and 2 Sweepstakes Awards, Superior Rating in Sight-Reading
  • Brown – 2 groups and 1 Sweepstakes Award
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