Wednesday, April 15, the Little Cypress Junior High Mixed choir attended the annual Region 10 UIL Concert and Sight-reading contest.  The choir prepares three pieces from a graded list of repertoire to perform for a panel of three judges who give written comments and rate the performance using a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best possible rating.  After the concert performance, the choir then goes to another panel of judges where they are given a piece of music that they have never seen before.  They are given six minutes to study the music and receive instructions from their director before they have to sing the piece for the judges who again give written comments and rate the performance.  If each panel of judges scores’ average out to a 1st division rating, groups are awarded the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy.

For the first time in almost 20 years, the Little Cypress Junior High Choir received a Sweepstakes Trophy for their UIL performance. 

Photo – Front Row L – R:  Mrs. Teague, Molly Gericke, Grace Walters, Connor Reno, Zachary Sims, Declan Kendall, Tyren Dews, Aidan Croaker, Marcus Barlow.

Middle Row: Ashten Higginbotham, Bri Frenzel, Rachel Belcher, Haley Votava, Julian Purgahn, Maggie Pigg, McKenzie Guillory

Back Row: Shelby Smith, Sydney Peet, AuBree LeJeune, Melanie Cupp, Elizabeth Johns, Kenzi Hillin, Kayla Lingo and Gianna Gardner.