The music program in the Judson ISD is growing and continues to show incredible quality even at the middle school level. Woodlake Hills Middle School sent four student musicians to the All-Region Band. They were photographed here just before their performance with the rest of the All-Region Band. Congratulations!
Kiara Pagan-Velez, Alisha Pagan-Velez, Dominic Maldonado and Montserrat Reyes
Recently, students from the Metzger Middle School band traveled to Poe Middle School to compete in the All-Region Band auditions. Out of 1,100 auditionees, 19 students from Metzger earned a chair in the prestigious All-Region Band. As a result, the school set a record for the most number of students in the Region Band and will join others from across San Antonio and surrounding communities for a concert on Saturday, November 12 at Clemens High School.
Congratulations to these students for this accomplishment:
Latrell Rice - Bassoon *Second Chair* - Anely Rivera - Clarinet *Second Chair* - Michael Unate - Clarinet - David Cortez - Bass Clarinet *Second Chair* - Koure Acosta - Alto Saxophone - Terashay Miller - Tenor Saxophone *Second Chair* - Tyron Eads - Baritone Saxophone *First Chair* - Kenna Knowles - Trumpet *First Chair* - Elisua Rodriguez-Aguilera - Trumpet - Adyana Zuniga - Trumpet - Steven Saavedra - Trumpet - Adrian Miro - Trumpet - Isiah Serenil - Trumpet - Emily Nguyen - Trombone *First Chair* - Jesus Berumen - Trombone - John Alvarado - Trombone - Jamal Brown - Euphonium - Geno Claverol Jr. - Tuba - Nathaniel Farmer - Percussion
Also, congratulations to the following students who earned an All-District recognition: Garrett Eldred - Clarinet - Avalina Luedke - Euphonium - Skyler Hart - Euphonium - Zariah Wilson - Tuba
The Judson High School Rocket Band recently competed against 32 schools in the USBands Yamaha Cup competition held at D.W. Rutledge Stadium. The Rockets won the preliminary event with a score of 91.738 points along with caption awards for best visual, best overall effect, and 1st place in their class advancing them to the finals competition. In finals the Rockets won the caption of best music and were named the Yamaha Cup Grand Champion with a score of 92.4 points.
For some it may be a little early in the year for school concerts...especially at the middle school level. However, Metzger's Honor Band students treated their parents to a concert of some of the student's favorite pieces. In the process, the parents were able to see and hear how much these student musicians have progressed over their time in middle school. A big thank you should go out to Mr. Aynes and Mr. Robertson for this event and the fantastic work they are doing with these students and all in the band program.
Community support from local businesses and residents is essential, but it can go both ways. The Wagner High School drumline was invited to add some energy and support to a grand opening of a local business. The event really took off once the percussion group marched in and through the crowd. Band Director Jeremy Chapman along with the Kirby Fire Department and company officials all participated in the ribbon cutting that formally opened everything.