Fine Arts: All-State Music and Thespian Festivals
Fine Arts: All-State Music and Thespian Festivals
music notes

Our 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 NMSU campus. 

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! 

SPX 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:

 Monologue:  Emily Brown and Anelisa Montoya both received superior ratings.

Duet Scene: Tessa Valdez and Marianne Medina received a superior rating and Brock Sandoval and Sarah McHarney received a superior rating.  

Costume Design: Danmay Diep received a superior rating.

Musical 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.

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