Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PCMS Band news

From the Park Crest Middle School Band directors- I have high lighted some parts about Mason and his band. Congratulations, Mason!

The Park Crest Puma Band program has had a very successful

UIL/Solo and Ensemble season!

Our 7th and 8th graders participated in the annual UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest in March. Our Symphonic Band earned a rating of Excellent, both on stage and in sight reading. Honor Band earned a rating of Superior on stage, as well as in sight reading. The Wind Ensemble earning a rating of Excellent on stage and Superior in sight reading.

This last weekend, our annual Solo and Ensemble contest was held here at Park Crest. Out of our 286 band members, 275 students from grades 6-8 played a solo for a judge. 231 of those students earned a Superior rating and received a medal. 37 of those students earned an Excellent rating and received a ribbon. This was the FIRST contest for our sixth graders and they were fearless!!!

Outstanding solo awards were awarded to:

6th Grade: Adam Beckstram (percussion), Cheryl Ocampo (flute), Anna Salcedo (clarinet), Daniel Stacey (trumpet), Joseph Van (trombone), and Devin Walton (saxophone)

7th Grade: Brandon Davey (saxophone), Mason Limbaugh (saxophone), Jessica Martinez (percussion), Taylor Peterson (flute), and Paige Ricke (oboe)

8th Grade: Jessica Brown (flute), Thomas Bui (clarinet), Erica Donnelly (piano), Megan Kemp (percussion), Jordan Luevano-Fanely (trumpet), Sarah Scott (clarinet), and Tradaisa Smith (euphonium)

Outstanding Ensemble award goes to: Erica Donnelly and Tradaisa Smith

This weekend, our students that attended UIL will be competing at the Southern Star Music Festival in Corpus Christi. Our 21 hour day will include a performance from all 3 outstanding groups, time at the beach, and a sunset dolphin watching cruise.

Mr. Lucio and Miss Pinner are very proud of their hard-working, young musicians!

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