Bowie Blast -- Week of April 8
The One-Act Play Company Ends Season…
The one-act play company of VIOLET SHARP ended their competition season as Regional Alternate. For the third time in a row, the technical crew was awarded the Outstanding Technical Crew Award. This is a new record for us! The team consists of Shelby Kelly (awarded Outstanding Technician for the third time in a row as well), Julia Cabrera, Samuel Fafel, Joe Morales and Alyssa Shumaker. Technical director for the production was Hannah Huerta. Other individual awards included: All Star Cast- Maddy Sparkes and Reed Syzdek. Honorable Mention-All Star Cast-Morgan Sanders. Public performances of the production will be Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12. The Spring Showcase will also include the comedies Dinner by Eight, Dead by Nine directed by Cortney Hall and You Can’t Take It With You directed by guest-director and Bowie alum Ashley Nava.
District Track Champs…
Congratulations to our Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys Track team, JV Girls and JV Boys Track Team and Freshmen Boys Team for winning the District Track Championship title, again. The Freshmen Girls Track team was District runner up.
Bowie Band at UIL Exemplified Pride in Performance…
Over 250 students in 5 bands performed over two days for the UIL region 18 concert and sight reading contest. Bands performed three pieces on stage for three judges and one piece in sight reading for three judges. Sight reading is literally learned on the spot with a short explanation period for the director and then a full performance for judges and audience members. We are really proud of the work and growth from all five groups. They displayed their “pride in performance” and represented Bowie very well at this contest. No groups scored lower than a 2 (“excellent” rating) and there were quite a few 1’s (“superior” rating) for each group.
Here are the results with the first number the rating on stage and the second number the sight reading:
Freshman Concert Band: 112, 222; Freshman Wind Ensemble: 122,111; Concert Winds: 111,122;
Symphonic Winds: 111,111; Wind ensemble: 111,111.