Marble Falls Middle School choirs earn Sweepstakes Awards at UIL

Marble Falls Middle School choir director Megan Goodman (center) celebrates with the middle school’s Varsity Women’s Choir after earning the coveted Sweepstakes Award during the annual University Interscholastic League competition March 9-10 at Georgetown High School. All four of the school’s choirs received the honor, which requires the groups to earn ‘ones’ in both state performance and sight-reading. Courtesy photo

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — For the fifth year in a row, the Marble Falls Middle School choir brought home the coveted Sweepstakes Award from the University Interscholastic League middle school competition.

All four of the school’s choirs — the Cantare Performers, Men’s Select Choir, Varsity Women’s Choir and Women’s Chorale — earned sweepstakes honor during the UIL contest March 9-10 at Georgetown High School.

“The Sweepstakes Award is the most coveted UIL award a choir, band or orchestra can win,” choir director Megan Goodman said.

A choir must receive “superior” ratings of “ones” in both their stage and sight-reading performances to earn a Sweepstakes Award.

The choirs perform before a panel of three judges during the competition. The sight-reading contest is particularly challenging because the students must perform a song they’ve never seen before.

“Angela Williamson, our associate director, and I are very proud of our students’ accomplishments,” Goodman added.

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