For the second consecutive year, the Tennyson Middle School Varsity Orchestra brought home a Sweepstakes Trophy from the UIL Region 8 Concert & Sight Reading Contest. This year's contest was held Thursday, February 26, at Midway Middle School. An orchestra wins the coveted Sweepstakes award by earning Superior ratings for its performances in both portions of the competition.
Members of the Tennyson orchestra are Yoseline Orozco, Paula Ortiz, Andrea Aguilar, Janette Vasquez, Paige DuPuy, Rebecca Heldenbrand, Paris Hookham, Rachael Stephens, Nicolas Martinez, Leslie Cazares, Walter Rusek, Taryn Courville, Katie Black, Kaira Jackson, Sophia Swenke, Olivia Henderson, Valerie Klem, Ayla Albertie, Hannah Martinez, Emmi Scott, Brigitte Eichenberg, Esme Houston, Nathaniel Lopez, Adrian Delgado and Bayle Short.
The Tennyson Middle School Varsity Orchestra is directed by Valerie Klem.