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Rocket Band Members Liftoff For State

Solo and Ensemble Contest is a real test of musicianship because there's nowhere to hide when you're not playing well or haven't practiced...it's all you. And it's just as transparent in a small ensemble. Everyone has to be hitting on all cylinders.  Congratulations to these Rocket Band members for qualifying for the State UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest coming in June.  An additional 68 wind players and 19 percussionists earned a medal by receiving a first division rating on their solo. You all nailed it!

Franky Martinez 12
Diego Zamora 12
Jorge Rivera 12
Kyle Martinez 12
Blake Lowak 11

Patriot Musicians Taking It To State

Congratulations go out to members of the VMHS Patriot Band, Choir and Orchestra!  These students proudly represented VMHS Saturday, February 23rd at the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest at Steele High School.  They received Division I medals and they have qualified to compete at the UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Austin in June! 
Congratulations again to all of the soloists that represented!!  

Back Row:  (Choir): Andy Diep, Victoria Mata/Jason Hayashi, Alexis Zamora
                    (Band):  Willie Black (Percussion), Brenndan Croteau (Alto Saxophone)
Front Row: (Orchestra):  Jesse Vargas (Violin), Ethan Stout (Violin), Christian Aguilar (Cello),
                      Alwin Baybayan (Viola), Vastian Sitler (Violin), Brenna Carlson (Violin),  
                      Mina Baker (Viola, not pictured), Phoebe Wilson (Cello, not pictured)

T-Bird Solo & Ensemble Winners Go To State Band Level

The Wagner Band participated in the UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest February 23rd at Steele High School and took home an impressive 59 medals for First Division ratings. From this event, 4 small ensembles and 7 soloists are moving on to the UIL State Contest in June. Congrats to the Wagner Students and Staff on a successful event.

Trumpet Quartet
Kennan Knowles
Edgar Meza
Elisua Rodriguez
adyana Zuniga

Trombone Quartet
John Alverado
Emily Nguyen
Gabriel Salinas
Jamaurey Webster

Post Sunrise Percussion Ensemble
Soledad Keller
Tristeanna Keller
Shaine King
Stephanie Sanchez
Zion Thomas

Ariel Percussion Ensemble
Aaliyahana Bland
Nathaniel Farmer
Angel Martinez
Jonah Mata
Yair Salazar
Stephanie Sanchez
Nason Villanueva

Kenna Knowles – Trumpet
Edgar Meza – Trumpet
Jordan Simmons – French Horn
Gabriel Salinas – Bass Trombone
Izcalli Guadarrama – Tuba
John Alvaravo – Tenor Trombone
Warren Meyers – Marimba 

15 T-Birds Make All-Region Band

Wagner Band students auditioned at Medina Valley High School and we are proud to recognize 15 of our band students received honors making District/Region Band.  4 students will be advancing to Area to audition for an opportunity to make the Texas All-State Band! Way to go Thunderbirds.

Kitty Hawk Musicians Picked For All-Star Groups

44 KH Band students recently auditioned for the Region 11 All-Region Band at Resnik Middle School in SWISD. Students competed against other middle school band students from Schertz-Cibolo, East Central, Edgewood, Harlandale, South San Antonio, Southside, Southwest and Judson ISDs. After an all-day process of playing memorized scales and prepared etudes, 19 students earned distinction as the best in Region 11!

The following students earned District Band recognition: Jaelyn Solitaire – Flute, Logan Mohr – Bassoon, Jesse Lansford-Lindsey – Tenor Saxophone, Jared Ryan – Trombone, Xander Salcido – Trombone, Davian Jordan – Tuba, Jonathan Carvajal – Percussion, and Sonny Kretzer II – Percussion. 
The following students placed in the top of their respective sections and came together for a clinic and concert at the Judson Performing Arts Center on December 7th and 8th. Lola Ramos – Clarinet, Marina Guardado – Alto Saxophone, Janae Thomas – Alto Saxophone, and Jacob Beavers – Percussion. 

The following placed in the very top tier of their sections and earned a chair in the prestigious Region Band 1. They also performed on the clinic and concert at the Judson PAC on December 7th and 8th. Bryson Nino – Clarinet, Ruben Garcia – Alto Saxophone, Deija Nunn – French Horn, and Jinsei Ceselsky – Trombone. Not only did the following students make it into the top region band, but they also took First Chair Honors! In other words, these three students were THE BEST musicians in their respective audition rooms. Julia Harris – Oboe, Naomi Miller – Bass Clarinet, and Jesse Jurado – Percussion. Way to go, Bandies! Ms. Lansford and Ms. Tucker are proud of you!