FHS Band members advance with honors

The FHS Band participated in the TMEA Region 17 District/Region Band auditions this past Saturday at Alvin High School.  FHS had 46 students qualify for District, out of which 30 qualified for Region. Out of the regional qualifiers, 12 advanced on to the Area Auditions to be held on January 13. The Area Audition is the last audition in the process towards earning All-State Honors.

Students earning All-District Honors were Allie Hansen, Caroline Bizarro (oboe), Sophie Rudd (Eb clarinet), Nick Polak, Emma Ritzberger, Priya Juarez (bass clarinet), Patrick Hicks (contra-bass clarinet), Zach Del Bello, Tanner Hill (trumpet), Faith Powell, Katie Smith (horn), Josh Rachita, Dawson Miller (trombone), Brian Knight (euphonium) and Alex Neagu, Keshav Ramchandran (percussion).

Students earning All-District and All-Region Honors were Casey Dinh (piccolo), Emily Ulsh, Toby Okoro (Bb clarinet), Sia Ramchandran, Sydney Schmutz (bass clarinet), Daniel Nagle, Nicole Huning (bassoon), Caleb Sperry, Shannon McGill, Justin Ouyang (alto sax), Sarah McCullough (tenor sax), Daniel Turner, Evan Stepczyk (trumpet), Michelle Richardson, Katherine Ratliff, Jacob Wall, Kayla Huhn (horn), Andrew Pruitt (tuba).

Students earning All-District and All-Region Honors, and advancing to the Area auditions for All-State were Julian Falco (flute), Lauren Patton-Hearne (English horn) Madelynn Mills, Eric Li, Price Moran (Bb clarinet), Alex Mata (horn), Matt Ryan, Connor Thurman (trumpet), Sam Mills, Colin Courtney (trombone), Austin Pitts (tuba), Jaxson Rives (percussion).

The Region 17 Band will give a concert on Saturday, January 20, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at Santa Fe High School.

The FHS Band directors are Greg Dick, Aaron Brown, and Julio Sanchez.