Longview ISD musicians earned 1st Division ratings in Orchestra, Choir, and Band at the SoundPost Music Festival in Canton.

Orchestra and choir students earn 'Superior' ratings

Mon May 15, 2017

Longview ISD musicians earned 1st Division ratings in Orchestra, Choir, and Band at the SoundPost Music Festival in Canton.

Hudson PEP Elementary Orchestra, Choir, and Marching Band all earned straight ones. Foster Middle School Beginning and Intermediate Bands earned a Superior rating as well.

LISD Orchestra Director Joanie Russell praised the students for all their hard work, also thanking parents for all their help.

"We've got some special young musicians here, and I look forward to continuing to work with them as they continue to grow," she said.

Foster Band Director Nathan Brazell echoed Russell's sentiment, adding that the student's conduct was a credit to the district.

"They represented themselves and their campus well when we went to the Splash Kingdom water park afterwards to celebrate," he said.