|Top: Concert Band, Bottom: Symphonic Band|
Congratulations to our Symphonic Band students. On Wednesday night they performed at the SCBDA State Concert Performance Assessment held at Lexington High School's Performing Arts Complex. This group of students accomplished straight Superior Ratings from all three adjudicators in the concert portion of the assessment, as they performed Grade VI (Professional Level) literature. They also earned straight Superior Ratings in the Sight Reading Portion of the assessment from each adjudicator. Spring Valley Symphonic Band is one of few bands in the southeast who perform grade VI literature for assessment. Bravo to our students, and their parents who encourage their musical development.
Congratulations to our Spring Valley Concert Band. These students performed at The SCBDA State Concert Performance Assessment on Thursday afternoon at Lexington High School. This group also earned straight Superior Ratings from all three adjudicators in the concert portion of the assessment, as they performed Grade III literature. They also earned straight Superior Ratings in the Sight Reading Portion of the assessment from each adjudicator. Bravo to all of these students and parents.
This is the most important, transparent, and rigorous performance venue, of which instrumental performing arts programs are assessed. We are graded on the selection of literature, ensemble instrumentation, and the ability to master the many musical components that make up the assessment rubric. Students who are enrolled in these ensembles, as well as the students who earn auditioned chairs in Region and All-State Bands, are sought after by the many College and University scholarship committees. Last year, our talented senior band students were offered over 1.5 million dollars in scholarships.