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Band Students Excel at Contest

Forty-eight high school and junior high band students attended the UIL Region 7 North Zone Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 24 at Wichita Falls High School. High school soloists receiving a first division in solo performance include sophomore Arianna E. - Class I flute solo, senior Brandon R. – Class I oboe solo, freshman Hector H. – Class II clarinet solo, senior Tristen B. – Class I trumpet solo, freshman Mary L. – Class II trumpet solo, junior Michael . – Class I trombone solo, freshman James(Jet) T. – Class II euphonium solo, and junior Melanie A. – Class I piano solo.  Soloists receiving an “excellent” rating include senior Abigail M. – Class I flute solo, sophomore Jesus M. – Class I oboe solo, and freshman Haleigh P. – Class II euphonium solo.  Freshman Gary T. received a “fair” rating on his Class II bassoon solo. Senior clarinetists Makayla H., Esmeralda H., and Olivia K. received a first division on their Class I clarinet trio, certifying them to the state level. Members of the Olney High School Jazz Band received a first division for their performance of “Summertime” by Gershwin/Heyward and arranged by Michael Sweeney and “Grooved Pavement” by Victor Lopez. Solo & Ensemble -2- Jazz band members include Melanie A., David A., Tristen B., Will B., Erik C., Arianna E., Virginia F., La’Anna G., Michael L., Jesus M., Brynna O., Andrea O., Brandon R., Celeste R., Hunter S., Morgen W., and Wyatt W. Olney Junior High students receiving first divisions in solo performance include eighth graders Tori C. and Brieanna H. – Class III flute solo, seventh grader Claire P. – Class III flute solo, seventh graders Jennifer M. – Class III oboe solo, eighth grader Jose O. – Class III bass clarinet solo, eighth graders Axel F., Aliayah M., Sarah R., and Richard W. – Class III alto saxophone solo, seventh grader Justin S. – Class III tenor saxophone solo, seventh grader Josue L. – Class III trumpet solo, eighth grader Bednarz – Class III trombone solo, seventh grader – Hallie C. – Class III euphonium solo, and seventh grader Devin E. – Class III snare drum solo. Soloists receiving an “excellent” rating include seventh grader Mya G. – Class III clarinet solo, eighth graders Margarita O. and Keirah W. – Class III tenor saxophone solo, and eighth grader Christopher R. – Class III trumpet solo.  Eighth grader Luis V. received a “good” rating” on his Class III trumpet solo. Junior high ensembles receiving first divisions include the Class III flute trio of Tori C., Brieanna H., and Claire P., Class III mixed Solo & Ensemble -3-         saxophone trio of Aby A.-Marquez, Justin S., and Richard W., Class III miscellaneous woodwind ensemble of Jennifer M. (oboe), Stephanie P. (flute), and Skyler S. (clarinet), and the percussion trio of Zach D. (8), Devin E., and Alexis P. (7). Alto saxophone trio of Axel F., Aliayah M., and Sarah R. received an “excellent” rating on their Class III selection. Twenty-three junior high medals were awarded and thirty-one high school medals were received from the competition.

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