Splendora Junior High band students got the opportunity to show off their skills at a solo and ensemble contest. The event was held January 24 at Hargrave High School and was attended by students from Splendora, Cleveland, and Huffman. Students were ranked by a judge on a scale from 1-5, with 1 being the best. All of the Splendora musicians were awarded the highest rating of a 1!
Splendora brought five soloists and eight ensembles to the contest. All of the students received medals for their accomplishments. Listed below are the ensemble groups and soloists.
Flute/Oboe Ensemble: Emily Avalos, Dulce Garcia, Alexandria Holley, Sandry Rodriguez, Anjalee Singh, and Kaitlyn Spivey.
Clarinet Ensemble: Aalycia Agee, Eduardo Avellaneda, Ivan Olguin, Luckie Poppenhusen, Kimberly Sanchez, and Silvana Vargas.
Saxophone Ensemble: Rachel Coleman, Gissle Galvan, Andrei Irimia, Lisbeth Manzano, and Ian Maxwell.
Trumpet/French Horn Ensemble: Logan Alpha, Daniel Campos, Victoria Franklin, Bryan Gonzalez, Edgar Martinez, Jordan Modisette, Lucas Morris, Sydney Taylor, and Sammy Weldon.
Trombone Ensemble: Christopher Andrade, Samuel Arguello, Madison Horn, and Seth Taylor.
Euphonium/Tuba Ensemble: Joshua Campbell, Ashley Carle, Ian Ferrari, Lucas Ferrari, Darren Francis, Rhandall Gober, Jazmin Gonzalez, Tyler Harrell, Betty Lowry, Jake Morrissey, Anthony Ramirez, and William Reyes.
Symphonic Percussion Ensemble: Sheila Lowry, David Smoot, and Clayton Vanecek.
Percussion Class Ensemble: Tyler Bradley, Emma Bradshaw, Gretchen Evans, Jackson Morrow, and Jaime Valle.
Soloists: Trey Hogland, tenor saxophone; Christopher Andrade, trombone; Samuel Arguello, trombone;
Darren Francis, euphonium; and
Tyler Harrell, euphonium.
Splendora Junior High Band Director Anna Harkness said, "I am really proud of the students and it was great to see their hard work recognized by the judges." Harkness added, "These students have improved greatly from the beginning of the year, and this is just the beginning of the many successes to come."