GRANBURY HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS COMPETE IN STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

June 13, 2007

Twenty-seven members of the Granbury High School Pirate Band recently participated in the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, which was held in Austin on May 28, 2007. Director Kyle Maxwell was pleased with the increased number of medals this year. "All of these students have worked very hard to earn the honor of participating at the state level of competition," said Maxwell.

Students earning a Gold Medal for a Division I rating were soloist Garrett Bush and the ensemble group of Martin Caraway, Ryan Matheny, and Laura Wright. Silver Medal winners earning a Division II rating on solos were Michael Brau, Martin Caraway, and Joshua Reynolds.

Other participating band members included Brandon Buckman, Amanda Heard, Chase Kallemeyn, Kevin Keating, Jessica King, Adam Marlar, Micah Pace, Matthew Stakes, Stryker Swindle, and Randy Torres. Also participating in the competition were Megan Addison, Edicia Avalos, Taylor Boase, Paige Bolton, Victoria Chapman, Cydni Fotter, Chloe Kirkpatrick, Consuelo Miller, Lauren Webb, Meredith Willingham, and Sarah Zacharias.