By Jolyn Garcia Posted May 02, 2013
Last Wednesday, April 24, Lowry High School’s Swing Choir and Band headed to Anaheim, California to attend and compete in the World Strides Heritage Performance Music Festival on April 27. Many different schools from across the nation arrived in Anaheim in order to compete in this program. Participating students had been preparing for this trip months prior to the actual event.
The competing schools were separated into divisions 1A, 2A, and 3A, based upon group size. The scores that each school was given by the judges determined which color award a group would receive. Scores of 70-79 received bronze, 80-89 awarded silver, and 90-100 awarded gold.
The swing choir and band director, Mr. Paul Criddle, is proud of both these programs and their results.
“They [Swing Choir] did as well as I had expected. They were not quite prepared; we were unable to rehearse our music due to other conflicts. Band did really well, they played musically,” stated Criddle.
The swing choir won a silver and second place in their division. Lowry High’s concert band received a first place silver, with a score of 85, in the 2A division.