The Matthey MS Symphonic band earned a Sweepstakes rating, the highest rating, at their UIL Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation. A sweepstake is a First Division rating from the six judges evaluating the group. Three judges evaluated the concert portion on three music previously prepared, each judge award the group a First division. In Sight-reading the group was given a piece of music not previously seen or rehearsed and were given seven minutes to study without making a sound on their instruments. Each of the three judges awarded the group a First division rating. Mr. Garcia and Mr. Rodriguez are very proud of the students’ success.