UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Results

On Thursday, February 18th the UIL Region 14 Solo and Ensemble Contest was held at Mathis MS. We had a very successful day with our students and I would like to share the names of those students who earned Superior Ratings today! I am listing the classification of their solo or ensemble next to the names. Class 3 is the easiest and Class 1 is the most difficult.

Odem High School
Soloist Superior Ratings

Breanna Luna – Bb Clarinet – Class 1
Alexis Soliz – Soprano Sax – Class 1
Matthew Chavez – Trumpet – Class 2
Roberto Ramirez – Tuba – Class 2
Natalie Stanley – Tuba – Class 2
Ethan Tracy – Tuba – Class 2
Christina Montoya – Snare Drum – Class 2
Ensemble Superior Ratings

Bb Clarinet Quartet – Lilibeth Barra, Lorena Beltran, Sabrina Childress, and Breanna Luna – Class 1 – ADVANCING TO STATE
Percussion Ensemble – John Pizana, Andres Serrano, and Noah Villarreal – Class 1 – ADVANCING TO STATE
Trumpet Trio – Cheyenne Boyne, Matthew Chavez, and Jonathan Gomez – Class 3
We additionally had 3 Excellent Ratings for HS Students on Solos, and one Excellent Rating on a Saxophone quartet.
Odem Junior High
Soloist Superior Ratings

Abigail Tovar – Oboe – Class 3
Jennifer Garcia – Trumpet – Class 3
Landon Garza – Trumpet – Class 3
Matthew Hernandez – Snare Drum – Class 3
Macey Hammack – Marimba (4 Mallets) – Class 2
Ensemble Superior Ratings

Brass Ensemble – Julissa Alcala, John Espinoza, Joey Gamez, Jennifer Garcia, Lando Garza, Marilyn Landa, Danyielle Laurel, Jacob Luna, Nevaeh Martinez, Ethan Sanchez, and Eliana Villarreal
Odem JH Additionally had three Excellent Soloist Ratings!
This was only the second time for the Odem High School students to participate after a long time, and the first time for Odem JH students in about twelve or thirteen years. I am very excited by the students results and the future of our students competing in this UIL event! Having 17 medals earned for Odem High School and 16 medals earned for Odem Junior High is a very impressive showing!
We have seven students who are advancing to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest on May 30th: Lilibeth Barra, Lorena Beltran, Sabrina Childress, Breanna Luna, John Pizana, Andres Serrano, and Noah Villarreal. For those parents please plan on us departing for Austin on Sunday, May 29th and the students performing on Monday, May 30th. We will return that evening when the students have finished their performances.
We congratulate all of the students on their outstanding performances!
Steven Rash
Director of Bands
Odem High School