by Coy Holcombe.
Congratulations to the varsity baseball team on winning first place at the Eustace Tournament!
Also, many thanks to everyone that came out for the FFA Booster Club Chili Supper and Auction. It was a great evening of good food and fun!
Our band students did a great job at solo and ensemble. Below is information furnished by band director, Todd Felty:
Twenty band students participated in the Region 3 Solo & Ensemble competition in North Garland, this past Saturday with many qualifying for the State competition to be held in May on Memorial Day at Hendrickson HS in Austin. Nine students brought home nine 1st division Blue ribbons for Class 1 ensembles and a Solo. Each student has worked on their own with little instruction to achieve these ratings. The solo and ensemble competition is divided into three Classifications with a Class 1 being music on a college level of difficulty. Solos and ensembles must be Class 1 and achieve a 1st division rating in order to qualify for State competition. Solos must be memorized to qualify for the state contest.
Ensembles receiving 1st division ratings and qualifying for State were:
The Brass Sextet "Canzona No 4" Gabrielli
Jason Ballenger, Connie Benefield, Carli Copeland, Rosie Durnell, Desire Mouser, and Dylan Worrell
The Percussion Ensemble " Fiesta" Flores
Chris Almand, Cody Marple and Jonathan Warren
Clarinet Soloist Angie Freimoser achieved a 1st division rating on a Class 1 solo.
“Fantasy Pieces” Schumann
The Saxophone Trio Ensemble "Prelude and Fugue in gminor" Bach received a 2nd division rating on a Class 1.
Tyler Barrett, Kallan Campbell and Ruby Espiricueta
The Clarinet Quartet “Dance Creole” Chaminade received a 3rd division rating on a Class 1.
Nicole Anderson, Cassie Hudson, Angie Freimoser and Nancy Murff
The Trombone Trio “Lift Thine Eyes” Mendelssohn
Monday – Band practice – 7:00 – 9:00; Varsity golf at Twin Lakes
Tuesday – TAKS Testing – 4th Writing, 10th ELA, 9th Reading, EXIT Level ELA, 7th Writing; 1st Grade Reading Night; SB at Kerens – 5:00; JV & V Baseball at Kerens – 5:00
Thursday – Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; SB at TASO Tournament; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament; Bulldog Relays
Friday – Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; SB at TASO Tournament; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament;
Saturday – Baseball at Grand Saline Tournament; SB at TASO Tournament; JV Baseball at Athens Tournament;