Roaring Lion Band takes Sweepstakes at UIL Regionals

Roaring Lion Band takes Sweepstakes at UIL Regionals
Posted on 04/03/2018


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Date: April 3, 2018

Roaring Lion Band takes Sweepstakes at UIL Regionals   

The Roaring Lion “Symphonic” Band scored 1st Division “Superior” ratings in concert performance and sight reading at the UIL Regional Concert Contest in San Antonio Tuesday.

This rating, combined with the 1st Division “Superior” in marching, gives the Band program the UIL Sweepstakes “A” Trophy for superior performance in marching, concert, and sight reading. The last time the band won this award was 12 years ago.

Roaring Lion Band Director Kenneth Vise beamed with pride as he shared, “This success is one more huge step in the trajectory of our band program. The Roaring Lion Band is proud to represent the pride and spirit of LISD!”

Director Vise addresses band

Executive Director of Athletics and UIL Activities Sheila Henderson added, “Watching sight reading for the first time and watching our amazing students play a piece of music they had never seen before was awesome. Before they began, I heard Director Vise say to the students, ‘Be who you are. You are awesome.’”

Superintendent Susan Bohn, also at the competition, said, “We have witnessed such incredible growth in the level of performance of our band students this year. It is incredible to see the payoff of such hard work and commitment to excellence in the program, by the children, by the staff, and by the parents--serving as a model of excellence for all of us in the district.”  

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