Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pine Tree High School Band Taking Record Numbers to State UIL Competition

Mark Melton, Director of Fine Arts, is pleased to announce that a record number of band students to competition this year; 81 band students have qualified for Texas UIL State Solo & Ensemble contest, to be held May 24th in Austin, TX.

Most of those students will be competing in more than one event, which is comprised of solos, ensembles, and twirling competitions. “Many of these students take private lessons and put in extra time before and after school in order to succeed in solo & ensemble competition,” said Melton.  "We are very proud of the extra effort and discipline they demonstrate to accomplish their personal best."

In order to qualify for state competition, a student must have made a 1st division on a Class I solo that was performed from memory, an ensemble, or twirling event at the Region level.

Congratulations are in order for the following students who qualified with solos: 

Izzy Adams, Andrew Allison, Rebecca Ayres, Grant Carrington, Raven Deinbeck, James Delling, Rebecca Griffith, Tyler Helms, Andrea Jenkins, Christian Najera, Colin Ramsey, Tyler Russell, Christopher Schaetz, Nicholas Schaetz, Zachary Schaetz, Chris Turner, Peyton Varner, Brandon Watson, and Jerry Zhang, Alyssa Brazell, Michelle Davis, Caroline Jones, Gena Weese, Stephanie Williamson.

Congratulations are in order to the following students who qualified with ensembles: 

Izzy Adams, Andrew Allison, Matthew Alvarez, Rebecca Ayres, Erica Barnard, Patrick Bigham, Kyle Black, Hannah Boggio, Angela Bradshaw, Lindsay Brown, Grant Carrington, Makenzie Cary, Lisette Cerda, Thomas Childers, Nigel Colbert, Boone Coleman, Bobby Counts, Hannah Counts, Macy Davis, Raven Deinbeck, James Delling, Stormie Duncan, Jillian Fobell, Sean Freeman, Jonathan Garcia, Madison Garcia, Allison Garrett, Maria Gonzalea, Amanda Green, Rebecca Griffith, Melissa Hammonds, Tyler Helms, Ezekiel Hernandez, Brandon Jackson, Kelsey Jacobs, Andrea Jenkins, Logan Jennings, Taylor Jennings, Amy Johns, Gerardo Juarez, Kaylah Knight, Shelby Knoll, Liza Latham, Amber Luna, Lindsey Mallory, James McNaney, Caleb Moore, Levi Morrill, Davis Morton, Christian Najara, Alex Palacios, Destiny Parrish, Ulises Perez, Aaron Pierce, Joel Ramirez, Colin Ramsey, Madison Randall, David Ritch, Tyler Russell, Christopher Schaetz, Nicholas Schaetz, Zachary Schaetz, Audrey Soltau, Autumn Stewart, Vickey Stewart, Dezmond Thomas, Chris Turner, Peyton Varner, Brandon Watson, Ariel Wayne, Erin Whittenberg, and Jerry Zhang.

1 comment:

Shalonda Adams said...

Pirate Proud of all the accomplishments of these young musicians. Honor and high esteem goes to my colleagues whom I am grateful to have as mentors and leaders for my own son. With that said, a special Congratulations to the baddest tuba player I am honored to mother, Izzy Adams! You set the standard and worked hard to achieve...Now to all of our Pirate Pride, job well done! Kudos! Go Pirates!