Students succeed at UIL competition

by | Mar 4, 2021 | Education, Latest

Select Farmersville High School band stu­dents participated in the UIL Region 25 Solo and Ensemble contests February 27 at Anna High School.

The band, under the direction of Scott Cross, had 24 students perform a solo in the competi­tion and 20 scored a first division/superior rat­ing. Those students include Melanie Martinez, Landen Mygrants, Kaden Lindberg, Amber Price, Kloie Whitaker, Ian Foster, Daniel Fres­nillo, AJ Hooks, Carli Edwards, Kody Mullins, Zayne Honea, Angel Espitia, Madison Tull, Adam Worthington, and Amon Odom.

In addition, five students played a class one solo by memory and will advance to the state contest. Those students include Rebeca Rodri­guez on flute, Tucker Derrick on trombone, and Mia Capetillo, Emma Tanner and James Car­don on marimba.

Also advancing to the state contest in en­sembles was a Saxophone Quartet – Clay Cash, Angel Lopez, Aidan McQueary and Preston Vaquera; a Clarinet Quartet – James Chambers, Alexis Mejia, Landen Mygrants and Marcy Vega and a Trombone Trio with Dominic Bates, Tucker Derrick and Eric Olvera.

“I am extremely proud of all of these stu­dents for their hard work on these outstanding achievements,” Cross said. “Many hours of practice went into these performances, and I’m so happy for the kids on the results that came from that hard work.”

The state solo and ensemble contest is typi­cally held in Austin every year in May. Due to social distancing concerns, the contest will be held virtually this year.

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