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May 28th, 2009
SMCISD choirs bring home awards


San Marcos CISD Intermediate and Middle School Choirs competed in the Director’s Choice/Music Choice Contests of Lubbock on May 16, winning six trophies and superior ratings. The competition was held at St. Phillips College in San Antonio.

The Hernandez Intermediate School Choir won “Best in Class” for the elementary division. The Middle School Boys Choir won “Best in Class” for Middle School Boys Division. The Middle School Ladies Choir placed second in overall competition, and were runners up for “Best in Class” in the Middle School Girls Division.

“I am particularly proud of the work that Brigitte Smith has done with the Hernandez Choir program with fifth and sixth grade students,” said SMCISD Choral Director Helen Miers. “Also, the middle school students from Miller and Goodnight showed great maturity and poise on stage and off stage, and were commended for their exemplary behavior. We gave a great bunch of choir kids growing up and getting ready to become San Marcos High School Rattler Choir members.”

These victories come on the heels of San Marcos High School winning seven trophies in Dallas during the Directors Choice Lone Star Showcase Contest, which was held in late April. The awards include superior trophies for Varsity Mixed, Varsity Ladies, and Men’s Choir, and an excellent rating trophy for the Junior Varsity/Beginning Women’s choir.

The Varsity Mixed, Varsity Ladies, and Men’s Choirs all won the “Best in Class” recognition for 4A High School Choirs, as well.

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  1. San Marcos is indeed lucky to have such excellent choral directors as Ms. Miers and Ms. Smith. They operate their programs on a shoestring budget and positively effect the lives of every child they teach. Choirs rarely get the support or exposure of sports or bands, but are every bit as important.
    Did you notice that the article recognized Helen as the SMCISD Choral Director? That is because she must direct the middle school and the high school choirs single handedly. This was unheard of when I went to school.
    Helen Miers is a tremendous asset to our community, but if she doesn’t receive more support from the school district, parents, and the public, we will loose her to a school district that will appreciate and support her.

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