CONGRATS to the following steers for earning a spot in the District Band!
-Mason Gonzalez, 1st chair district Bass Clarinet
-Jesus Torres, 8th chair district Tenor Trombone
-Joshua Hernandez, Alternate, 13th in district Bb Clarinet
Bryan Lopez was 2 away from earning a spot and Lizzie Martinez was 1 away from earning a spot!
Every year, the Texas Music Educators Association holds an annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. In February, the varsity mariachi will be performing for the convention as the Invited Mariachi Ensemble for 2022 - 2023. This is the first time that a mariachi from outside of the south Texas area has been selected as the invited ensemble! The group will perform a 50-minute concert for all in attendance and will be featured alongside 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval!
Also, students participate in various rounds of competition to be selected as a member of the TMEA All-State ensembles. This year we are happy to share that Nestor Aguado (12) was selected as the top mariachi guitar player in Texas and will be performing with the All-State Mariachi! Ramiro Rabago (11) was selected as 10th overall in the state and will serve as the alternate for the ensemble, as only 9 violins are selected to participate. The All-State Mariachi will perform a concert for the membership as well. Both students worked really hard to achieve this success, so if you see either of them, please congratulate them on their individual success.
Thank you to all for your constant support of our mariachi students! We continue to work toward achieving our goals and look forward to continuing our success throughout the year.