Good Morning! Yesterday we took 15 students to Pearsall to audition for the Junior High All-Region Band. The students competed against 14 different schools and hundreds of students to earn a place in one of two bands. Our students did very well, but we did have a few heartbreaking moments. In the trumpet section four students missed the band by a few chairs. 24 trumpets were chosen for the band and Carlos Tomayo was 25, Jared Garrison was 26, John Martinez was 28, and Eddie Morfin was 30. They competed against 74 trumpets.
The four students that made the band were:
Juanita Saldana 8th grade Flute, Concert Band
Ellissa Gallegos 8th grade Clarinet, Concert Band
Ariel Muraira 8th grade Clarinet, Concert Band
Mason Ringer 7th grade Alto Saxophone, Concert Band. Mason was only beat by 8th graders.
These students will participate in the JH All-Region Concert and Clinic in Pleasanton on Feb. 20. I’m very proud of all of our students, especially the 7th graders who tried out. We are in a very tough region and all of our students did a great job. Thanks Mr. Fender and Mr. Reyes for your help.