students had a VERY successful All-State Conference at UNM. Kulani Gonzales-Stocks, Tim Tran, and Danny
Stotzer all played with outstanding honor groups and made beautiful
music. Isabella Bruzzese, Briana
Enriquez, Xavier Robinson, Kailynn Castillo, Lesley Pettit
were selected by audition to participate to be a part of the all-state choir,
out of 2000 kids auditioning statewide only 136 were selected to sing. Mr. Reith and Mr. Jordan attended 3 days of
clinics and in-service learning.
All-State Jazz Band took place Jan 22-24 in Portales, NM. Mateo Gutierrez is in the Top All-State Jazz Band. Southwest International Honor Band and Orchestra is taking place at the NMSU
music building in Las Cruces, Feb. 5-7, 2016. Top honor music
students from Texas and NM will attend clinics by world famous
conductors for 3 days and present a concert on Feb. 7 on the
St. Pius X’s band will perform three jazz
pieces at the Albuquerque Jazz Festival on Feb. 19-20 and be
adjudicated by 3 professional judges. They
will receive instruction in improvisation from master teachers and performers.
Orchestra, Choir and Band’s Music
Performance Assessments will take place in March. Finally, our year-end Choir/Band/Orchestra concert will be on Friday, March 4 at
7 p.m. in St. Cecilia Hall. Please mark your calendar!
students attended the State ITS Festival in Santa Fe and seven students have
qualified to perform at the National Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer.
SPX students excelled in the following categories:
Brown and Anelisa Montoya both
received superior ratings.
Scene: Tessa Valdez and Marianne Medina received a superior
rating and Brock Sandoval and Sarah McHarney received a superior
Design: Danmay Diep received a
Solo: Tessa Valdez received a 23 out of 24, giving her a superior
rating. Tessa was chosen to perform her solo “Just You Wait” from “My Fair
Lady” at the closing ceremony on the main stage for the Showcase.