May 5, 2015 - Beautiful artistic dynamics, nice texture to all of chordal harmonies throughout the performance. A wonderfully musical performance, thank you!!”
That was one of the many compliments the judges commented on the UIL Stage performance of the Shelbyville Dragon Military Marching Band at Concert and Sight Reading contest on Wednesday April 29th.
The Dragon Band received a first division rating from all three stage judges, and also earned first division ratings from all three sight reading judges. Combined with first division the band received at marching contest earlier in the year, the band received the prestigious UIL Sweepstakes trophy.
The band was also the only 2A band in region 21 to earn a “clean sweep” from all the judges this year. This means that all the judges at the two UIL competitions gave the Dragon Band a first division rating.
This is the sixth consecutive year that the Dragon Band has earned a Sweepstakes trophy, which is the current longest streak in Region 21 for 2A bands.
Band Director: Shaka Hawkins
Asst. Band Director: Melissa Morton