I want to take this time to invite you to a Pre-UIL Contest hosted by Westside High School. Over the past couple of years, many of my colleagues have been begging us to host a professional, UIL-like contest because of our nice facilities, central location and UIL-convenient date. We hosted the Pre-UIL Contest last year and had nothing but positive comments afterwards. This is not a district contest; it’s open to any UIL middle/high school competing ensemble. We are planning on our Pre-UIL Contest to be held on Thursday, March 22nd. We will begin the contest that morning and will go through the school day. We have asked Mr. Scott Deppe (Former Director of Bands at Lamar University), Mr. Bob Bryant (former Katy I.S.D. Director of Fine Arts), Mr. Rick Yancey (Former Fort Bend Director), and Mr. Nathan Carter (Director of Bands at Angelton High School) to judge our Pre-UIL contest. Most of them have already committed. I am very excited that we have some of the best judges/directors in our area! I am going to ask the on-stage judges to give comments on paper and a voice recorded tape. You will receive the judges feedback immediately after your performance. I feel that with live voice recordings we will be able to receive more/better feedback during our concert performances. Many of you have asked for the sight-reading judge to give “live feedback” after the sight-reading performance. I will leave this to your discretion. To cover the judges' costs and school custodial staff/officers, the entry fee will be $250 per band. Schools that enter two bands will receive a discount, making their total price $450. If you are entering two bands, please fill out the electronic form twice. If you are interested in participating, I recommend signing up as soon as possible. Google Entry Form Link: https://goo.gl/forms/NFyZsFOOMSwP9v8s1
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am fully committed to hosting a professional, quality, Pre-UIL Contest that will benefit you and your program at the upcoming UIL Contest. Please feel free to pass this information to your colleagues.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Joey Brunson Westside Director of BandsFine Arts Curriculum Director email@example.com