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SVMS Welcomes Prospective Families!

With the stirrings of spring come the anticipations of the end of the school year and thoughts of next year. For those who are beginning new schools not only is there excitement but sometimes trepidation. The staff of SVMS wants to allay any concerns prospective students and families may have. For parents who will be joining the SVMS family next year, Principal Merritt offers tours on the following dates: April 7th- April 10th, and May 5th- May 9th. Tours last 30 minutes starting at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15. If you are interested in scheduling a tour, please call the office at (704)296-3009. For more information about SVMS, please click here.

 

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Superior Sounds from SVMS Band

On Wednesday, March 12, the Sun Valley Middle School 8th Grade Band traveled to Wingate University to perform at the South Central District MPA Festival. MPA stands for Music Performance Adjudication (Assessment) and is similar to a final exam or EOG for bands. Students are assessed on their performance of a march and 2 additional musical selections for a panel of 3 judges. Afterwards, students enter the Sightreading Room where they are given a piece of music to study for a total of 5 minutes. During that time students can clap, count, and tizzle the piece, but they are not permitted to make a sound on their instrument. If any student plays a single note, the band is immediately disqualified from the MPA Festival. Once study time is complete, the band performs the piece to the best of their abilities. Their performance is then evaluated and rated by the judge. Ratings from the stage and sight-reading judges vary from Superior, Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor.

 

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