LCM Bands gather top ratings

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Special to The Leader

Little Cypress-Mauriceville secondary schools have had another successful competition season. From the High School, both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands received Superior, the highest rating possible, in both Stage and in Sight-Reading portions of the contest.

The Little Cypress Junior High Symphonic Band received an Excellent Rating on Stage and Superior in Sight-Reading. The Concert Band also received an Excellent in Stage and Superior in Sight-Reading.

Mauriceville Middle School also took two bands to contest, with the Symphonic Band receiving Superior Ratings in both Stage and Sight-Reading. The LCJH Concert Band received an Excellent Rating on its Stage performance.

Steve Schoppert is the Director of Bands for the District and directed the Wind Ensemble. Jose Ochoa directs the Symphonic Bands at LCM High School and LCJH and Kathy Smith directs the MMS Symphonic Band. This is the first year that Concert Bands from MMS and LCJH have competed. They were directed by Assistant Directors, Jesse Winecoff and Justin Hargraves.