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Metzger Band Makes Run At TMEA Competition


The Texas Music Educators Association's State Honor Competition has been going on and within the last several weeks the Metzger Middle School Band has been showing how good they are.  The band recently competed at the TMEA Area contest at Medina Valley High School. That put them up against some of the best middle school bands in south Texas.  We want to congratulate them on representing JISD so well.  They placed third and just missed out on advancing to state. But this is as far as any middle school in the district has gone in this contest in 31 years. The last time was Kitty Hawk Middle School in 1986 that placed 4th in state.  A big thanks to all the hard work the kids put in and of course band directors John Robertson and Bryant Aynes for guiding the ship this far.

Check out the new Metzger Band logo...an extension of the band's pride coming from their hard work. The district results below...region results below that. That is awesome everyone!



The Rocket Band Does The Tobin!

The Judson High School Rocket Band performed at the first annual Youth Orchestra of San Antonio (YOSA) Invitational recently.  The event was downtown at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.  The ensemble from Judson was one of 16 that were selected to take part.  It was an awesome experience for these students to perform in a venue like this.  Congratulations to these students and Director Jeffrey Keyes. 

Metzger Musicians Earn Sweepstakes

The Metzger Middle School Honors Band and Symphonic Band recently competed in the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest at Burbank High School and did a tremendous job.  Both groups came away with Superior Ratings in their concert performance and sight reading ability.  That means they earned the coveted "Sweepstakes" award.  Congratulations to these students under the direction of John Roberson and Bryant Aynes.

Metzger Middle School Honors Band

Metzger Middle School Symphonic Band


Woodlake Hills MS All-Region Band Stars

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

Metzger Band Shines At Region Auditions

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