For the second time in three years the Romulus Eagles’ Symphony Band has earned an overall rating of a 1, at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District-level festival. Scoring is evaluated on a scale from 1 to 5, by three performance judges and one sight reading judge. The Eagles received the highest overall rating at their site by scoring all ones in performance and a two in sight reading. “This is the first time we received straight ones in performance, our students are consistently progressing” said, Jessica Mills-Rais the Band and Choir Director for Romulus High School. The District Orchestra Festival is an opportunity for ensembles from member schools to perform a program of three pieces for judgement, one of which must be assigned from the MSBOA. Ensembles that earn an overall 1 rating is considered superior and qualify for the State Band & Orchestra Festival. The RHS Symphony Band will perform at the State Festival in early May. The basic structure of State Band & Orchestra Festival is the same as District, but the ensembles are held to a higher standard.