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February 23, 2016
Band students from Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center recently competed in the UIL Region 7 solo and ensemble contest. The contest was held February 20, 2016, at Crowley High School.
GHS Pirate BandSeven soloists are advancing to the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest on May 28-30 in Austin.
Soloists earning a trip to state are:  Lauren Boleng, flute; Meghan Childers, percussion; Ashleigh Hallmark, percussion; Addison Jackson, percussion; Aaron Morgan, tuba; Tyler Rau, percussion; Brennan Ross, French horn.
Also qualifying for state are seven ensembles:
  • Brass Quintet:  Fernando Barragan, Matthew Johnston, Aaron Morgan, Brennan Ross, Dustin Tonkovich
  • Clarinet Trio:  Melanie Boleng, Mikayla Hamilton, Rayni Skaggs
  • Flute Trio:  Lauren Boleng, Tiffany Henney, Mallory Irish
  • Flute Trio:  Hannah Cheek, Whitney Shearon, Emily Tipton
  • French Horn Quartet:  Katlyn Baccus, Ian Cone, Kelsey Pavelick, Lily Thornton
  • Saxophone Quintet:  Kalvin Hughes, Emma McKelvain, Savannah Oliver, Hannah Pallet, Sam Perez
  • Trombone Quartet:  Tyler Beeson, Dylan Cook, Leslie Grubbs, Shawn Lawrence
Other soloists earning a Division I superior rating were: Reece Ahler, trombone; Fernando Barragan, euphonium; Melanie Boleng, clarinet; J.J. Beyer, percussion; Cadence Chiappe, percussion; Ian Cone, French horn; Payton Freeman, percussion; Matthew Johnston, trumpet; Alex Inbody, clarinet; Bailey McCall, flute; Emma McKelvain, alto saxophone; Hannah Myers, oboe; Isaac Orellana, tuba; Angelina Pena, percussion; Leslie Price, bass clarinet; Avery Prince, trumpet; Jolie Rudisaile, percussion; Rayni Skaggs, clarinet; Cole Stephens, percussion; Emily Tipton, flute; Cameron Weeks, trombone.
Also earning top marks were two large ensembles:
  • Brass Choir:  Reece Ahler, Brayston Avila, Katlyn Baccus, Fernando Barragan, Blake Beatty, Bryn Bednarz, Nic Braby, Gavin Clarkson, Ian Cone, Abbi Henry, Matthew Johnston, Saylor Jordan, Aaron Morgan, McKenna Parks, Kelsey Pavelick, Avery Prince, Brennan Ross, Henry Shannon, Lily Thornton, Dustin Tonkovich, Cameron Weeks,
  • Woodwind Choir:  Lauren Boleng, Melanie Boleng, Shanon Cooke, Mikayla Hamilton, Tiffany Henney, Kalvin Hughes, Alex Inbody, Mallory Irish, Savannah Irish, Emma McKelvain, Janessa Mendoza, Hannah Myers, Savannah Oliver, Bethany Pavelick, Sam Perez, Leslie Price, Trinity Shaum, Whitney Shearon, Rayni Skaggs, Emily Tipton, Zoe Tovar

The students are under the direction of Mark Eastin and Tahlequah Kirk.


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