Berta Cabaza Middle School (BCMS) choirs were among the numerous choirs from throughout the Rio Grande Valley that participated in the annual Texas Music Educators Association Region 28 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Choral Concert and Sight-Reading Contest held at the Harlingen CISD Performing Arts Center.

All of the BCMS students received Division 1 Superior ratings for their concert performance, and the school’s Varsity Boys and Varsity Mixed choirs each earned a coveted “Sweepstakes” trophy for their Division 1 Superior ratings for their concert and sight-reading performances. The award-winning choirs are under the leadership and direction of director Eradio Martinez and assistant director Ezequiel Lyra, both San Benito High School graduates.

According to Martinez, the Berta Cabaza Middle School choirs have now received a total of 11 Sweepstakes awards in the past four years, and they seek to continue this tradition of success for many years to come.

“These awards demonstrate the consistent success that has become attached to the music programs at Berta Cabaza Middle School and San Benito as a whole,” Martinez proudly added.