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Re: How did you do at your first UIL?
I remember it well, not for the concert part, but the sightreading. My first UIL band was a CC non varsity middle school group, in the old Region 5, that hadn't been to contest in about 5 years. They did well on stage and earned straight 2s ... pretty good for being away from UIL that long. I'm dating myself here, but veterans will smile, grimace and nod ... my SR piece was the infamous "Give Me Liberty March". Those kids did have to stop and restart once in the middle of the piece, and I haven't seen very many other bands get as many compliments for ratings of straight 3's. Even then, judges and colleagues could tell what a mess that piece was. 😏