On Saturday, October 29, advanced members of the Belton MS Band traveled to College Station to compete in the TMEA All-Region Band Auditions. They have been working hard on the music since before school even started, and these auditions are their most individually-competitive event all year. They were treated with breakfast tacos, cupcake treats, pizza from Double Dave’s Pizzaworks, and 2 hours of fun at Grand Station Entertainment. Click here to see pictures from throughout the day.
We are happy to report that 15 of our students earned placement in the All-Region Band, as well as 4 alternates that serve as honorable mentions. Please join us in recognizing the following students for this prestigious accomplishment:
Kenna Cushman placed 2nd out of 8 bassoons, and earned 2nd Chair in the Region Symphonic Band. Kenna is a 2-Year All-Region Member. Lucie McRae placed 4th out of 8, earning 2nd Chair in the Region Concert Band.
Lillie Cook placed 8th out of 41 clarinets, and earned 8th Chair in the Region Symphonic Band. Jaden Albalat placed 11th out of 41, earning 1st Chair in the Region Concert Band. Jaden is a 2-Year All-Region Member. Colette Byrkit placed 17th out of 41, earning 7th Chair in the Region Concert Band.
Jakoby Perez placed 6th out of 20 alto saxophones, and earned 2nd Chair in the Region Concert Band. Eli Idoux placed 8th out of 20, and earned 4th Chair in the Region Concert Band.
Jesus Espinosa-Terrazas placed 2nd out of 38 trumpets, and earned 2nd Chair in the Region Symphonic Band. Ana Perez placed 5th out of 38, earning 5th Chair in the Region Symphonic Band. Sydnee Lewis placed 14th out of 38, earning 6th Chair in the Region Concert Band.
Andreas Bustoz placed 8th out of 29 horns, and earned 2nd Chair in the Region Concert Band. Andrew Rabroker placed 10th out of 29, earning 4th Chair in the Region Concert Band. Andrew is a 2-Year All-Region Member.
Claire Brown placed 14th out of 27 trombones, and earned 8th Chair in the Region Concert Band. Aubrey Edwards placed 5th out of 17 euphoniums, and earned 1st Chair in the Region Concert Band. Aubrey is a 2-Year All-Region Member. Emma Harvey placed 6th out of 57 percussionists, and earned 6th Chair in the Region Symphonic Band.
As Honorable Mentions, the following students serve as 1st Alternates in their respective instrument sections: Ellen Miller placed 15th out of 30 flutes, Kristina Puffer placed 5th out of 6 oboes, Presley Soden placed 5th out of 11 bass clarinets, and Gia Rastelli placed 15th out of 57 percussionists.
The directors wish to thank the many parent chaperones that were so instrumental in making this day a success. Our day could not have gone so smoothly without their help. Thank you parents!
Mr. Trahan, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Pulley are proud of the hard work all of our students put in over the last 2-1/2 months. We are especially proud of their responsible and respectful behavior throughout the 15-hour day on Saturday. Our students worked hard and then got to play hard all while conducting themselves in a professional manner. They even earned praise from other competing schools for their superior character. Way to go BMS Band!