Granbury High School Band members performed with the All-Region Orchestra during
a concert held January 16, 2016, at Fort Worth Paschal High School.
for the orchestra were sophomore flute player Lauren Boleng, senior tuba player
Aaron Morgan, and senior percussionist Reagan Hall. The three were honored with the placement as
top students in the all-region tryouts last December.
the high school orchestra was Dr. Michael Alexander, associate professor of
instrumental music education at Baylor University. The ensemble performed “Colas Breugnon” by Dmitry
Kabalevsky, “Masquerade Suite” by Aram Khatchaturian, and “Choreo Primo” by Ralph
All three students will also take perform
with the Symphonic Band during the All-Region Band clinic and concert on
January 29-30 at Burleson Centennial High School. Morgan is the first chair tuba. Other GHS and Crossland Ninth Grade Center
students qualifying for the region bands were:
Band: Reece Ahler, trombone; Melanie Boleng,
clarinet; Ian Cone, French horn; Kalvin Hughes, tenor saxophone; Brennan
Ross, French horn
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
the regional level, Boleng and Morgan went on to qualify for the All-State Band
during area auditions earlier this month.
The two will be part of ensembles performing at the Texas Music
Educators Association state conference at San Antonio in February.
above are (left to right) Hall, Morgan, and Boleng.