A big Bomber shout-out goes to the Williamsfield Livestock Judging team who placed 4th out of 63 teams at the WIU invitational contest! Easton Beard finish 12th overall out of over 200 contestants, Bailey Stegall finish 1st in hogs and the team finished 3rd in hogs overall. Just one more example of high expectations and hard work leading to success. Huge thanks to team members Andrew Williams, Easton Beard, Brandon Collopy, and Bailey Stegall for generating some more #billtownpride.
Statewide performances are over, points have been tallied and results are in. Williamsfield finishes 2nd in the STATE! With a total of 120 points at last weekend's Vocal and Ensemble Contest, our ladies and gentlemen tied with Milledgeville for 2nd in Class D Vocal and earned a remarkable 6th place finish in Class D Overall. Grant Park finished first in Class D Vocal with a score of 135 and Hanover (River Ridge) was the only other school to score in triple digits with a distant 102. The closest Class D area school was Delavan with a score of 48. Full results can be viewed here.
What does all this mean?
Similar to athletics, in Music, the IHSA splits participating schools into classes based on size. Where baseball has 1A/2A/3A/4A, Music is divided into AA/A/B/C/D. We proudly participate in Class D. Unlike athletics, who determine champions through an elimination tournament over the course of several weeks, Music has one day to shine. Not feeling well? Too bad...perform or better luck next year.
How does a school our size score over 100 points? And how do we finish 6th overall in Music without an Orchestra or a Band?
Two ways. By learning a lot of tough pieces and performing them well! Because we are small, members of our choir pull of the football equivalent of playing both offense and defense. It's the softball equivalent of pitching and hitting third. And like all good teams, our choir performs at a level higher than the sum of its parts. These results are another piece of evidence that if you DREAM BIG and DEDICATE yourself toward accomplishing your goals, the sky is the limit! We couldn't be more proud of our Williamsfield Choir!
Click the pic to listen to one of the many reasons our choir is one of the best in the state of Illinois.