47 middle school students earn spot to All Region Band

McAllen ISD had 47 students earn a spot on the All Region Middle School Band following auditions, recently, at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region XV Middle School Region Band auditions.

Five students from McAllen ISD earned first chair for their instrument. The students are:

     Diego Guerrero, Cathey Middle School – First chair Bassoon
     Karla Hernandez, Cathey  – First chair Clarinet (out of 75 students)
     Elliot Davis, Fossum Middle School – First chair Contra Bass Clarinet
     Robert Garza-Johnson, Morris Middle School – First chair Trumpet (out of 75 students)             

     Kevin Cruz, Brown Middle School – First chair Tuba

“Being chosen as the top performer in any of these sections is an amazing feat,” McAllen ISD Fine Arts Director Jim Egger said.   

 All 47 of these students will present the TMEA Region XV Region Middle School Band Concert on Saturday, January 25, at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. The Middle School Concert will begin at 4 p.m.

 “Congratulations to all of these very talented McAllen ISD band students and their hard working band teachers,” Egger said.

 The students who earned a spot include Benjamin Huang (flute, Cathey Middle School), Sidney King (flute, Cathey), Diego Guerrero (bassoon, Cathey), Karla Hernandez (clarinet, Cathey), Sofia Rodriguez (clarinet, Cathey), James Oh (clarinet, Cathey), Erik Garcia (alto saxophone, Cathey), Joaquin Garcia (alto saxophone, Cathey), Lily Martinez (trumpet, Cathey), Alexis Aguilar (French horn, Cathey), Saul Ramon (French horn, Cathey), Jordan Garcia (French horn, Cathey), Kate Castorena (French horn, Cathey), Rodrigo Mendez (trombone, Cathey), Diego Rojas (trombone, Cathey), Mario Hinojosa (euphonium, Cathey), Austin Corwin (tuba, Cathey),    Ryan Ozuna (percussion, Cathey), Sarah Salinas (flute, Morris Middle School), Cielo Rodriguez (flute, Morris), Abigail Godinez (flute, Morris), Cianni Bowen (flute, Morris), Lawrence Lee (clarinet, Morris), Gilberto Mendez (clarinet, Morris), Jay Rodriguez (alto saxophone, Morris),     Tristan Campos-Smith (tenor saxophone, Morris), Robert Garza-Johnson (trumpet, Morris),   Miguel Trevino (trumpet, Morris), Diego Salinas (trumpet, Morris), Diego Garza (French horn, Morris), John Luke Ramos (French horn, Morris), Humberto Ceja (trombone, Morris), Izaiah Martinez (trombone, Morris), Alfredo Resendez (euphonium, Morris), Sebastian Salinas (tuba, Morris), Leann Arroyo (flute, Fossum Middle School), Cheyenne Luna (bassoon, Fossum),     Elliot Davis (contra bass clarinet, Fossum), Orlando Mejia (trombone, Fossum), Gran Bumagat (tuba, Fossum), Nelson Mendoza (clarinet, De Leon Middle School), Noe Mireles (trumpet, De Leon), Patricio Garcia (trombone, De Leon), Angel Cirisa (tuba, De Leon), Karol Flores (flute, Travis Middle School), Fabian Castillo (tenor saxophone, Travis), and Kevin Cruz (tuba, Brown Middle School).