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GHS BAND MEMBERS MAKE ALL-REGION
December 14, 2015
Twenty-two Granbury High School band members were selected for the All-Region Band during recent tryouts. A record nine are advancing to the area auditions for a chance to make the All-State Band.
The tryouts for TMEA Region 7 featured hundreds of students from schools in Fort Worth and areas west to Brownwood and Brady.
Leading the contingent was senior Aaron Morgan (pictured at right), who earned first-chair honors among tuba players. Other GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center students qualifying for the high school region band were:
- Symphonic Band - Reece Ahler, trombone; Lauren Boleng, flute; Melanie Boleng, clarinet; Ian Cone, French horn; Reagan Hall, percussion; Kalvin Hughes, tenor saxophone; Brennan Ross, French horn
- Concert Band – Fernando Barragan, euphonium; Mikayla Hamilton, clarinet; Alex Inbody, clarinet; Mallory Irish, flute; Emma McKelvain, alto saxophone; Henry Shannon, trumpet; Rayni Skaggs, clarinet; Lily Thornton, French horn
Three students – Lauren Boleng, Hall, and Morgan – also qualified for the All-Region Orchestra composed of top students in the Symphonic Band.
Ahler, Lauren Boleng, Melaine Boleng, Cone, Hall, Hughes, Irish, Morgan, and Ross are advancing to the Area B tryouts scheduled for January 9, 2016, at Midland High School.
Others who advanced to the Phase 2 part of the auditions were: Katlyn Backus, French horn; Nic Braby, trombone; Gavin Clarkson, trombone; Addison Jackson, percussion.
Nine freshmen from Crossland made the region’s ninth grade band: Max Beckley, bass trombone (first chair); Meghan Childers, percussion; Ian Cone, French horn (first chair); Mikayla Hamilton, clarinet; Hunter Harrison, trumpet; Hannah Myers, oboe; Savannah Oliver, alto saxophone; Angelina Pena, percussion. Two freshmen – Cone and Hamilton – made both the high school and ninth grade ensembles.
Auditions were held on December 3 at Burleson Centennial High School for ninth graders; December 7 at Aledo High School for the first phase for high school; and December 12 at Fort Worth Paschal High School for the second high school phase.
The All-Region Band clinic and concert will be held January 29-30 at Centennial High School. The orchestra will hold its events on January 15-16 at Fort Worth Paschal High School.