- Granbury ISD
- 2011-12 School Year
MORGAN NAMED OUTSTANDING SOLOIST
June 5, 2012
Granbury High School band member Zach Morgan earned Outstanding Soloist honors after receiving a Division I superior rating at the UIL Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest held March 26 and 28, 2012, in Austin.
It was a banner year for the French horn player, who just completed his junior year at GHS. In January, he earned a slot in the TMEA Symphony Orchestra – a top ensemble comprised mainly of Class 5A instrumental musicians.
By advancing to the state ensembles, Morgan became the first GHS student to qualify for the state instrumental groups since 1994, according to band director Mark Eastin.
The incoming GHS senior also received a superior rating at the state solo and ensemble contest in 2010, when he was a freshman at Crossland Ninth Grade Center.
Morgan also recently helped set a Guinness world record. On May 19, along with fellow band member Joe Norton, Morgan was among French horn players from all over the world attending the International Horn Symposium at the University of North Texas in Denton. Over six hundred players set the world record for the largest French horn ensemble.
Also taking part in the state solo and ensemble competition were GHS percussionists Brandon Danz-Shepherd and Garrett Williams.
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Previous News Articles:
- 5/24/2012: French Horn Players Help Set World Record
- 5/22/2012: GHS Pirate Band Members Recognized After Sweepstakes Year
- 4/20/2012: GHS Band Wins Second-Straight Sweepstakes
- 3/29/2012: Winterguard Shines During Season
- 3/23/2012: Percussionists Dazzle Crowd at Concert
- 2/29/2012: Granbury Bands and Choirs Holding Pre-UIL Concerts
- 2/29/2012: Percussion Concert Slated for March 22
- 2/27/2012: GHS Band Students Perform Well at Solo and Ensemble Contest
- 2/14/2012: Trio of GHS Musicians Performs with All-State Ensembles
- 1/23/2012: All-Region Band Concert Features GHS Students
- 1/17/2012: GHS Students, Teacher Recognized at School Board Meeting
- 1/9/2012: French Horn Player Makes All-State Band
- 12/16/2011: Holiday Concerts Showcase Bands and Choir
- 12/12/2011: GHS Band Members Make All-Region
- 12/6/2011: Middle School Students Perform with All-Region Band
- 11/30/2011: Granbury Fine Arts Groups Hosting Holiday Concerts
- 11/22/2011: Cymbal Line Excels at Drumline Contests
- 11/14/2011: Drumline Shines at Lone Star Classic
- 11/14/2011: Middle School Students Make All-Region Band
- 11/7/2011: GHS Seniors Recognized at Final Home Football Game
- 11/7/2011: Band Names Beau and Sweetheart
- 10/31/2011: Pirate Band Shines at Area Marching Contest
- 10/24/2011: GHS Band Earns Superior Rating at UIL Marching Contest
- 10/18/2011: Middle School Bands Perform at Halftime Show
- 10/17/2011: Pirate Band Preparing for Regional Marching Contest
- 10/10/2011: GHS Pirate Band Advances to Aledo Festival Finals
- 10/6/2011: Sixth Graders Learning Musical Notes
- 9/27/2011: Granbury Choir Students Advance to Regional Auditions
- 9/21/2011: Drumline Competes at First Contest
- 7/28/2011: Drum Majors Set to Lead GHS Pirate Band
- 7/20/2011: Pirate Band Ready for March to State