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Judson Choir Makes Big Impact At Regionals

Judson High School's Chorale students took their talents to the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Region 11 Mixed Choir auditions.  Among hundreds of other choir students across San Antonio and south Texas, these Rockets really shined.  Judson placed the most singers out of the 20 other schools competing.  33 students from Judson earned a place in this prestigious group.  24 of those Judson singers were ranked in the top 10 in their respective audition room.  That means they qualify to move on to the Pre-Area competition coming in November. Congratulations everyone and good luck!

JHS Cantate Perform At Bluebonnet Classic

The Judson High School Cantate performed in the Bluebonnet Classic music festival, and took home a trophy for superior performance, as well as the trophy for “Outstanding Performer.” Every judge gave them the highest score possible. One judge commented, “Beautiful singing in every respect. What a pleasure to hear your performance today. Your work is of the highest quality, and a tribute to your wonderful director and the tradition of excellence in the choral music program at Judson High School.” Way to go choir!

Video: Kay Sherrill Choir Hall Dedication

She was the Judson High School Choir Director from 1998-2016. During that time, Kathryn (Kay) Sherrill helped and influenced so many students to explore their musical talents and in the process gave them the confidence that a student needs at a crucial time in life.  She brought state and even national recognition to the school’s music program and grew it into a vibrant group of students that always wanted to give their best and gave a first class performance each time.

Ms. Sherrill was invited back to the school recently as the guest of honor for the dedication of the campus choir room. It was a special ceremony with a lot of singing and strolling down memory lane, even with some former students. If you missed the ceremony, we’ve included a video that will bring you the essence of this deserved honor.

It's Sweepstakes For Judson HS Choirs

The Judson High School Choir program entered five choirs in the recent UIL Region 11 Choir Concert and sight Reading contest at the JISD Performing Arts Center.  At the end of the contest they went 5 for 5 in winning Sweepstakes! That's the highest award given in these contests.  Congratulations to these students for all the hard work they have put into the year and congratulations also go out to Choir Directors David Short and Tiffany Cristo.



Kitty Hawk Sweeps Sweepstakes!

This is Band and Choir UIL Competition season and it's great to see so many trophies being brought back to JISD.  One of the latest is the Kitty Hawk Middle School Choir that received 3 Sweepstakes Awards!  The school's Varsity, Junior Varsity and Men's Choirs all won the top level award at the Region 11 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation.  

But get this...out of the 39 events in the competition, only 12 received sweepstakes designations and out of those 12, only 6 got top ratings across the board in every category.  Kitty Hawk's 3 choir groups were half of those elite 6 ensembles to achieve the highest possible scores.  Wow!  By the way, they were the only school to walk away with 3 Sweepstakes trophies. Congratulations to this great fine arts program.  

Also, for the first time in 11 years, the Kitty Hawk Honors and Symphonic Bands both received the Sweepstakes Award at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluation held at Burbank High School in March.  Of the 48 bands entered, only 19 Sweepstakes awards were earned.  Even more special, Kitty Hawk is one of only 3 schools with two bands receiving this prestigious honor.?  Congratulations to all!