Posted by : March 9, 2014| On :
Congratulations to the Kemp High School Symphonic and Honor bands for an incredible performance March 6 and Feb. 27 during UIL Concert and Sight Reading contests held at Kemp High School and at the Canton Performing Arts Center. The honor band performed Blalock Canyon March, Moscow 1941, and Broken Bow and received a perfect score of First Division from all three judges. Following the concert portion of the contest, the band competed in Sight Reading and gave another perfect performance and again received a First Division rating from alll three judges. The Symphonic band also swept the contest with First Division ratings The directors are very proud of the successes these students have worked so hard to achieve. A Sweepstakes Award can only be awarded to bands that receive a First Division in each category. Kemp High School Band is a double Sweepstakes Award Winner. Way to go Kemp Band!
Posted by : March 2, 2014| On :
Twenty-five students advance to State
Special to The Monitor
KEMP–Forty-four Kemp High School Band students competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest Feb. 8 in Mesquite and earned 39 first division medals.
Each student put in hours of hard work and practice time preparing for the contest.
Students earning a first division medal include Taylor Hennig (two medals), Courtney Putman, Ryder Busby, Grace Camacho, Emily Mullens, Maricruz Villanueva, Logan Hall, Leia Cantrell, Nikki Fisher, James Floyd, Rebeca Galvez (two), Cameron Polk (two), Hannah Polk, Emily Kelley, Sly Blankenship, Allie DeClue, Taylor Little, Lauren Baumgartner, Abigail Bell (two), Zach Carrington (two), Alec Cooper (two), Beau Dancer, Kim Gardner, Micah Polk, Rhonda Harper (two), Mason Hyde, Kyle Keathley, Kari Mast, Jesse Morton, Amanda Sparks and Dilan Tanner.
Twenty-five of the band students who participated in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest advance to the UIL State contest in May.
Students advancing to State include Lauren Baumgartner, Abigail Bell (two events), Zach Carrington, Alec Cooper, Beau Dancer, Kim Gardner, Micah Polk, Rhonda Harper, Mason Hyde, Kyle Keathley, Kari Mast, Jesse Morton, Amanda Sparks, Dilan Tanner, Emily Kelley, Sly Blankenship, Allie DeClue, Taylor Little, Rebeca Galvez, Cameron Polk (two events), Taylor Hennig (two events), Leia Cantrell, Nikki Fisher, Ryder Busby and Micah Polk.
Posted by : February 20, 2014| On :
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Lakeview Elementary School third and fourth grade fine art students, representing Mabank Independent School District (ISD), competed Dec. 5, in the University Interscholastic League (UIL)) Music Memory and Art Smart District meet in Brownsboro and received excellent scores.
Third grader Aubree Logan received a perfect individual score earning her first place in UIL third grade Music Memory.”
Her first place medal signified her win in the competition.
Fourth grader Han Nguyen was awarded third place in the fourth grade portion of the Art Smart competition.
Third grade Music Memory students competing in the contest were Emma Barakat, Trinity Wennerstrom, Bailee Smith, Emily Forbes, Alyssa Ansley, Aubree Logan and Amity Powell.
Fourth grade Music Memory students were Elizabeth White, Jessica Landtroop, Hailey Thomas, Christian Boatright and Logan Atkinson.
Art Smart students were Han Nguyen, Brianna Ramsey and Chelcie Collum.
Students spent many hours practicing to represent Lakeview and Mabank ISD in the extremely difficult competition.
The talented and hard working students did an outstanding job and were encouraged by parents and other family members who helped and supported the students during their preparation for the competition.
Lakeview staff, fine arts teacher and music memory coach Sharon Fisher are extremely proud of these students.