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Metzger Bands Clean Up For Sweepstakes

The Metzger Band program continues to show it's tremendous quality and is solidifying its reputation as a high performing group of musicians.  For the second straight year, both the Metzger Honors and Symphonic Bands received Sweepstakes 1st Division ratings from all six judges. That means they got the highest rating from all six judges in both a concert setting and in sight reading.  Sight reading is playing a piece as a group that no one has seen before. The students are given a few minutes to look at their parts and the band director is allowed to talk them through it for a very limited amount of time and then they play it to the best of their ability...that's tough.  But both bands aced both categories.  

Metzger Symphonic Band


Metzger Honors Band 

Congratulations to both groups and to the Director of Bands Mr. John Robertson. 

Wagner Winter Guard Places 1st At Contest

Congratualtions to the Wagner High School Winter Guard.  They placed 1st at the Regional 5A Division Texas Educational Colorguard Association Contest hosted at Madison High School.

Wagner Percussion Ensemble Upcoming Concerts

The Wagner Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at this years TMEA convention after submitting an application and a recording of the groups performances last year.  On Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wagner High School Auditorium, the group will be performing an exciting preview concert of modern music by composers Brian Nozny, Caleb Pickering, Brett William Dietz, and an orchestral transcription by George Bizet, arranged by Robbie Green. The Showcase concert at the TMEA Convention is on Saturday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the Bridge Hall performance area. Please come out and support the Wagner Percussion Ensemble.

Rocket Band Finishes Strong Contest Season


The Judson High School Rocket Marching Band is a quality group of student musicians who have worked hard this fall.  That work is not just in rehearsals for football game halftime shows...in fact that's still going on.  But this has also been marching band contest season where high school marching bands across the state and country compete in a mix of musical and marching precision skills.  Quite possibly the most successful marching season yet for Judson High School. Take a look below. Many thanks to the band parents and congratulations to these students and Judson Director of Bands Mr. Jeffrey Keyes.  

Seguin Marching Invitational – September 30, 2017 
-1st Place 6A
-Best Music
-Best Color Guard
-Grand Champion (1st place overall)

USBands Yamaha Cup – October 14, 2017
Group 5 Open Champions
-Best Music
-Best Percussion
-Best Color Guard

1st Place Overall in Finals
-Best Music
-Best Visual

UIL Region 11 Marching Contest – October 21, 2017
1st division rating from all three judges

USBands Remo Series Finale – November 4, 2017
Group 4 Open Champions
-Best Music
-Best Visual
-Best Color Guard
2nd Place Overall in Finals

Metzger Band Sets Record At All-Region Auditions

This past Saturday, students from the Metzger Band traveled to Poe Middle School to compete in the All-Region Band Auditions. Out of the 800 that tried out, 32 Metzger students earned a chair in the prestigious All-Region Band. This was the most any school had make the Region Band and it set the school record!

They will join the other Region Band students from across San Antonio and surrounding communities for a concert on Saturday, December 2 at Edison High School. Congratulations to the following students:

7 - Neftali Rodriguez-Aguilera - Flute 7 - Sarai Gomez - Flute 8 - Garrett Eldred - Clarinet 8 - Andre Smith Jr. - Clarinet 8 - Nicole Noack - Clarinet 8 - Angel Salazar - Clarinet 7 - Trineece Houston - Clarinet 7 - Audrey Garcia - Clarinet 8 - David Cortez - Bass Clarinet (2nd Chair) 8 - Koure Acosta - Alto Saxophone (1st Chair) 8 - Juliana Garza - Alto Saxophone (2nd Chair) 8 - Ellington Parrish - Tenor Saxophone 7 - Amari Smith - Baritone Saxophone (1st Chair) 8 - Isiah Serenil - Trumpet (1st Chair) 8 - Adyana Zuniga - Trumpet (2nd Chair) 8 - Tony Villarreal - Trumpet 8 - Shanel Thompson - Trumpet 8 - Trinity Cardenas - Trumpet 8 - Darlene Avalos - Trumpet 8 - John Alvarado - Trombone 8 - Nathaniel Guyton - Trombone 8 - Skyler Hart - Euphonium 7 – E.J. Uribe - Euphonium 8 - Joseph Rodriguez Martinez - Euphonium 8 - Geno Claverol Jr. - Tuba (2nd Chair) 7 - Rene Alonzo - Tuba 7 - Alex Alonzo - Percussion (1st Chair) 8 - Lauren Cunningham - Percussion 8 - Angel Martinez - Percussion 8 - Yair Salazar - Percussion 8 - Diego Galan - Percussion 7 - Randy Simms - Percussion

Also, congratulations to the following students who missed making the All-Region Band by a few chairs but still earned All-District Band recognition. They are:

7 - Zosia Zales - Flute 7 - Brooke Martindale - Clarinet 7 - Max Ruiz - French Horn 7 - Jalecia Hartfield - Euphonium 7 - Riley Bechiom - Tuba 7 - Makayla Buchanan - Percussion