7 middle school band students selected for Regional Jazz Ensemble

Seven McAllen ISD middle-school students earned a spot on the Region XV TMEA Middle School All-Region Jazz Ensemble following auditions earlier this month in Mission. 

The students are from Cathey Middle School, Morris Middle School and Fossum Middle School. These students, along with the eight McAllen ISD high school students that were selected for the TMEA High School Region Jazz Ensembles in September, will perform at the TMEA Region Jazz Clinic this Saturday, Feb. 1, at McAllen Memorial High School at 4 p.m. Congratulations to these outstanding musicians and their band directors.

The students are:

From Cathey MS

  • Erik Garcia, Alto Sax
  • Hayden Bortnick, OVERALL 1st Chair Bari Saxophone
  • Lily Martinez, Trumpet
  • Sebastian Reyes, Drum Set

From Morris MS

  • Roberto Garza Johnson, Trumpet
  • Sebastian Salinas, OVERALL 1st Chair Bass Guitar

From Fossum MS

  • Abraham Mina, Trumpet