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GHS BAND MEMBERS MAKE ALL-REGION

December 11, 2017

 

Twenty-five Granbury High School band members were selected for the All-Region Band during recent tryouts.

 

The 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 nine students who are advancing to the area round for an opportunity to join one of the All-State ensembles.  They are:  Megan Bednarz, oboe; Lauren Boleng, flute; Melanie Boleng, Bb clarinet; Ian Cone, French horn; Mikayla Hamilton, Bb clarinet; Alex Inbody, Eb clarinet; Mallory Irish, flute; Bethany Pavelick, bassoon; Leslie Price, alto clarinet.  Those tryouts will be January 13, 2018, at Coppell High School.

 

Those receiving first chair honors were Megan Bednarz, Ian Cone, Alex Inbody, Leslie Price, and Bethany Pavelick.

 

Qualifying for the high school region band were:  

  • Class 6A Symphonic Band:  Lauren Boleng, flute; Ian Cone, French horn (first chair); Leslie Price, alto clarinet (first chair) 
  • Class 5A Symphonic Band:  Megan Bednarz, oboe (first chair); Melanie Boleng, Bb clarinet; Alyssa Garcia, trumpet; Mikayla Hamilton, Bb clarinet; Alex Inbody, Eb clarinet; Mallory Irish, flute; Bethany Pavelick, bassoon (first chair); Phil Tilleman, percussion
  • Class 5A Concert Band:  Bailey Carlton, flute; Hannah Cheek, flute; Anna Christy, Bb clarinet; Josh Courtney, French horn; Nate Franzmathes, bassoon; Hannah Myers, oboe; Savannah Oliver, alto saxophone; Angelina Pena, percussion; Cole Stephens, percussion; Emily Tipton, flute
  • 9th Grade Band:  Matthew Anchondo, percussion; Paige Anderson, trumpet; Adam Gomez, percussion; Adam Stone, trumpet

The All-Region Band clinic and concert will be held January 19-20, 2018, at Saginaw High School.