Upper School Band Heads to Oklahoma City


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The students at the Oklahoma Capitol after they performed.

Jolie Clow, staff writer

Last Thursday, April 4, the MCA Upper School Concert Band competed in the TPSMEA Concert and Sight-Reading Contest held at Bishop Lynch High School. After performing the three previously rehearsed musical selections for three judges, the band was graded on their tune, note accuracy, rhythms, and overall musicality. On a scale from one to five (one being superior and five being poor), all three judges gave the band a score of one, the highest rating possible. The band also competed in the Sight-Reading Contest where Band Director Mr. Snow had ten minutes to teach the students a new song. When the time was up, the band read the new music from start to finish. They were scored based on the same criteria as if they were performing a concert piece. Again, all three judges gave the band a superior rating.

After the TPSMEA competition, the Upper School band went on a trip to Bricktown Oklahoma City. While on the trip the students attended the OKC Dodgers baseball game. They got the opportunity to perform at the Oklahoma State Capitol. The band visited a couple of museums such as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum American Banjo Museum. The students enjoyed the trip and they can not wait to go again next year.

Photo by: courtesy photo                                             The MCA band pose for a picture with banjos at the Banjo Museum in Oklahoma.
Photo by: courtesy photo                                     MCA band performs at the Oklahoma State Capitol.