December 17, 2020
Forty-two Granbury High School band members were selected for All-Region Band during tryouts in November and December 2020.
Virtual tryouts for the Texas Music Educators Association’s Region 30 featured hundreds of students from schools around Fort Worth mostly in Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Parker, Palo Pinto, Somervell, and Tarrant counties.
Leading the contingent are six students who are advancing to the area round for an opportunity to join one of the All-State ensembles. They are: Megan Bednarz, oboe; Tyler Ellis, clarinet; Nate Franzmathes, bassoon; Luke Mankowski, tuba; Jonathan Rositas, contra bassoon; Lily Welch, English horn. Those virtual tryouts will be in January 2021.
“This is a new high for number of students to qualify for the region band from GHS,” commented GHS band director Mark Eastin. “Congratulations to our students for their hard work and determination throughout the audition process.”
Qualifying for the high school region bands were:
- Class 6A Band: Megan Bednarz, oboe; Luke Mankowski, tuba
- Class 5A Band: Paige Anderson, trumpet; Wesley Barefoot, French horn; Hannah Branum, flute; Sully Brown, percussion; Alex Call, alto saxophone; Clayton Christy, contra bass clarinet; Mayra Coronilla, bass clarinet; Josh Courtney, French horn; Sydney Dennis, oboe; Tyler Ellis, clarinet; Nate Franzmathes, bassoon; Elena Fuentes, flute; Gabby Fulcher, tuba; Adam Gomez, percussion; Maddie Greer, flute; McKenzie Hamilton, trumpet; Kaden Hensley, tuba; Darik Johnson, trumpet; Emily Lemens, oboe; Kadin Lopez, trombone; Alex Mankowski, euphonium; Ana Mounce, clarinet; Maddie Purvis, flute; Madison Roman, flute; Jonathan Rositas, contra bassoon; Katelyn Sukampo, flute; Jonathan Villalobos, tuba; Julian Villalobos, euphonium; Lily Welch, English horn
- 9th Grade Band: Brooklyn Bennett, percussion; Abby Boyd, flute; Mackenzie Callaway, oboe; Bailey James, trumpet; Zachary Layland, bass clarinet; Kate Mauldin, trumpet; Ivan Perez, clarinet; Madison Phelps, clarinet; Nathan Roman, clarinet; Anna Sommerfeld, clarinet; Abby Stone, oboe
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be an All-Region clinic and concert.