Dauphin, Canada

At the Optimist Festival, last week in Winnipeg, two concert bands from the DRCSS were recognized.

The Grade 9 and Senior bands received the highest score possible, earning three five-Star ratings from each of the adjudicators and a Superior Performance Achievement Award.

DRCSS Band Director, Taylor Schmidt, explained how the ratings worked:

“All three bands did wonderful. We did go there and ask for a rating.  So the rating system is a star system; one-star, two-star, three-star, four-star and five-star ratings and you have three adjudicators that listens to each of the bands.  Each adjudicator gives an overall rating based on a list of criteria they have and our Grade 10 ensemble received two three-star and one four-star rating.  Our Grade 9 and Senior concert band, they actually received the highest rating you can at the festival, and that would be receiving a five-star rating from each of the adjudicators.”

Approximately 114 students from the DRCSS performed at the festival.