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January 20, 2016
All-Region Orchestra
Three Granbury High School Band members performed with the All-Region Orchestra during a concert held January 16, 2016, at Fort Worth Paschal High School.
Selected 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.
Leading 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 Matesky.
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: 
  • Symphonic Band: Reece Ahler, trombone; Melanie Boleng, clarinet; Ian Cone, French horn; 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
  • 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
From 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.
Pictured above are (left to right) Hall, Morgan, and Boleng.

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