TMEA Region Band Results and Area Band Qualifiers

TMEA Region Band Results and Area Band Qualifiers
Posted on 12/17/2013

TMEA LogoAfter a cold weekend and a large rescheduling effort, the Texas Music Educator's Association Region auditions and competition took place at Belton Higih School on December 14. The Waco ISD Department of Fine Arts is proud to announce its results from the TMEA Region 8 High School Band Auditions!

University High School qualified nine individual student musicians from the Mighty Trojan Band to the second round (Area) of the TMEA All-State competition. Those students are:

Paul Hernandez Flute
Jesus Ruiz Tenor Saxophone
Raymond Banuelos French Horn
Gabby Smith Clarinet
Angelo Gonzalez Euphonium
Miguel Gomez Trumpet
Jason Perez French Horn
Omar Balderas Alto Saxophone
Alberto Martinez Trombone

Waco High School qualified seven individual student musicians from the Lion Pride Band to the Area TMEA round of competition. Those students include:

Sarah Gilmore Trumpet
Kurt Kranz Percussion
Jakob Quintero French Horn
Brenda Reynoso Clarinet
Evonne Rodriguez Trumpet
Felipe Valenzuela Clarinet
Micah Weaver Trombone

Both WISD high schools qualified twenty-seven students to the All-Region Varsity and 9/10 Bands this season. University High School qualified three students for the top level (Wind Symphony) Region Band and Waco High School qualified an additional six. Additional students qualified for the Symphonic and Concert bands, respectively. These players include:

Kurt Kranz WHS Region 8 Wind Symphony Percussion
Felipe Valenzuela WHS Region 8 Wind Symphony Clarinet
Paul LAST UHS Region 8 Wind Symphony Flute
Micah Weaver WHS Region 8 Symphonic Band Trombone
Sarah Gilmore WHS Region 8 Symphonic Band Trumpet
Jakob Quintero WHS Region 8 Symphonic Band French Horn
Jesus LAST UHS Region 8 Concert Band Tenor Saxophone
Brenda Reynoso WHS Region 8 Concert Band Clarinet
Raymond LAST UHS Region 8 Concert Band French Horn

University High School qualified nine students for the 9/10 level Region Band(s) and Waco High School qualified an additional four to the ensemble.

Jonathan Perez UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Baritone Saxophone
Pamela Rebollar UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Clarinet
Samuel Rangel UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Flute
Ruben Perez UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Euphonium
Issac Perez UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Trombone
Jaydn Frazier UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Flute
Rojelio Moreno UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Clarinet
Alfonso Luna UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Clarinet
Leonel Salas UHS Region 8 Freshman Band Clarinet
Sarah Brown WHS Region 8 Freshman Band Alto Saxophone
Evelyn Cardenas WHS Region 8 Freshman Band French Horn
Vince Greer WHS Region 8 Freshman Band Tuba
Halle Maddox WHS Region 8 Freshman Band Flute

The UHS Band program is under the direction of Archie Hatten, Blake Waller and Cally Frederking. The WHS Band program is under the direction of Scott Stulir, Cameron Akin and Jason Hodges.

Congratulations to our advancing students, and their lesson teachers and directors for all of their hard work as they press onward to the Area Playoff round of band competition in TMEA.

"Success is happening in our programs this year. Our participation numbers have increased dramatically, from 58 high school band participants last year to 102 this year - because of that, we are also sending 16 individual band students to the Area playoffs for All-State, up from 12 last year. It's wonderful to see our band programs motivating students to compete at this level with the best in the TMEA region. We set clear goals and now the students and directors are working hard to reach them and reaping the benefits in the process."

Best,

Phillip Morgan
Director of Fine Arts
Waco ISD