The FHS Band participated in the TMEA Region 17 District/Region Band auditions this past Saturday at Alvin High School. FHS had 43 students qualify for District, out of which 33 qualified for Region. Out of the region qualifiers, 8 advanced on to the Area Auditions to be held on January 7. Area Auditions is the last step in the process towards earning All-State Honors.
Students earning All-District Honors were Mercedes Trammell (flute), Kyle Jones, Nicole Huning (bassoon), Kelly Cohorst, Spencer Beebe, Alex Van Pelt, Daniel Turner, Evan Stepczyk (trumpet), Faith Powell (horn), Brian Knight (euphonium) and Andrew Pruitt (tuba).
Students earning All-District and All-Region Honors were Emily Young (piccolo), Allie Hansen (oboe), Price Moran, Alex Walker (Bb clarinet), Priya Juarez, Sydney Schumtz (bass clarinet), Patrick Hicks (contrabass clarinet), Amanda Froneberger, Sarah Palmer, Daniel Nagle (bassoon), Caleb Sperry, MK Donovan, Piper Costner, Shannon McGill (alto sax), Sarah McCullough (tenor sax), Matt Ryan (trumpet), Alex Mata, Amelia Anderson (horn), Sebastian Gonzalez, Kayla McGuiness (trombone), Thomas Cao (bass trombone), Shane McCormack, Austin Pitts (tuba), Blake Stanfield, Dalton Bui (percussion).
Students earning All-District and All-Region Honors, and advancing to the Area auditions for All-State were Julian Falco (flute), Sophie Rudd (Eb clarinet), David Jones, Emily Ulsh, Madelynn Mills (Bb clarinet), Gabi Rodriguez, Josh Gruener (horn), and Sam Mills (trombone).
The Region 17 Band will give a concert on Saturday, January 15, 2017 at 5:00pm at Manvel High School.
The FHS Band directors are Greg Dick, Aaron Brown, and Julio Sanchez.