The judges read the music we were singing while we performed, and each rated us in 6 categories (Tone, Rhythm, Pitch, Diction, Presentation, and Interpretation) with a possible 5 points in each category. Added to the 3 singing judges were the scores from our sight reading judge, who listened to us read new music we'd never seen, testing our procedures and skills. When all the scores were added up, we received a final rating of either I (Excellent), II (Good), III (Fair) or IV (Poor).
Final results showed the Men in Black received a II rating for a good performance. The Cardinal Singers and Cadet Choir both received a I rating for an Excellent performance! This means the Cardinals and Cadets are both invited to perform at State Choral Festival, which will be on either on Wednesday April 28, Thursday April 29, or Friday May 1 at Holt High School in Holt, MI. More details will be available when we receive our assignment for State.
After our performances, we all enjoyed a meal at the South Quad dining facility at the University of Michigan, eating among the university students and seeing a bit of the campus. We will likely visit Michigan State University for a meal on our trip to State Festival.
Congratulations to all the West singers who performed - I am proud of you all!