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Congrats to Pershing MS Choir

Pershing MS Choir In March, three of Pershing Middle School's choral ensembles attended the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Assessment. In the same manner that STAAR aims to measure student mastery through various subject tests, UIL assessment for music courses provides a framework for teaching that ensures daily instruction is geared toward student mastery of our TEKS. Each ensemble must perform three selections of choral literature from the state-approved list, followed by a formal music literacy assessment. In the same way that an individual school does not “win the STAAR test,” an individual school cannot “win UIL.” The fact that ensembles who earn perfect scores receive a trophy is misleading because UIL for music courses is not a competition where there are winners and losers. Any ensemble that meets standards can earn a first division score. Pershing Middle School is proud to report that their Men’s Chorale, Women’s Chorale, and Women’s Chorus each earned a first division score in performance and music literacy. For those who are interested, links to their performance recordings are below.

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