UIL BAND SOLO/ENSEMBLE RESULTS
UIL BAND SOLO/ENSEMBLE RESULTS
Perla Natividad
Friday, February 09, 2018

Presidio High School Blue Devil Band Students Compete at UIL Event

The Presidio High School Band traveled to Monahans, TX on Saturday, Feb. 3 to compete in the Region 6  UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest.  Students performed either a solo, ensemble or both at this competition for a judge, receiving a rating of 1-5(I being most desired).  They prepared materials from the state list of difficulty level 3 to level 1(most difficult).  Students performing Class One Ensembles & Solos(memorized) also have the opportunity of advancing to the state competition held in Austin in May, which is the case for 35 of the PHS Band Members.  The following students received a division one on a class one memorized solo and are advancing to the state competition: 

On flute - Karyme Valdez(12),

Alto Saxophone - Ivan Contreras(12), 

Trombone -  Ceasar Armendariz(12),

Keyboard Percussion - Ricardo Chapa(10) & Jasmin Deanda(11) .  Students advancing to state competition with an ensemble are:  

Flute Quartet-Karyme Valdez(12), Yaritza Garcia(11), Alejandra Valles(9), Adriana Sanchez(9); 

Clarinet Quartet – Viviana Salazar(12), Shantel Garcia(12), Andres Escontrias(12), Miranda Saenz(12); 

Clarinet Quartet – Vianney Gonzalez(10), Melissa Lozano(11), Daniela Soto(10), Arany Velasco(10); 

Saxophone Quartet – Ivan Contreras(12), Ismael Carrasco(11), Desirae Lujan(11), Omar Udave(11); 

Trumpet Quartet – Homero Ramos(12), Alexis Contreras(10), Alejandra Armendariz(9), Isabel Subia(9); 

Trombone Quartet – Ceasar Armendariz(12), Sebastian Madrid(10), Anais Valdivia(9), Jesus Quiroz(9); 

Percussion Ensemble – Adrian Escontrias(10), Ricardo Chapa(10), Jasmine Deanda(11), Roberto Reyna(10), Jose Armendariz(9), Pedro Sanchez(9). 

Also receiving a division one on a class one solo(unmemorized) was on trumpet – Alejandra Armendariz(9), on French Horn- Izabella Ornelas(10), on percussion – Manuel Bustamante. 

Class 2 Solos receiving a division one medal were on flute – Vanessa Rodriguez(10), on Clarinet – Maria Anaya(11), Michelle Knight(9), Luis Ornelas(9), Paulina Rios(9), Kaycee Valenzuela(9), Pamela Viramontes(9);  on Bass Clarinet – Myla Goldston(9); on trombone – Priscila Enriquez(10), Anais Valdivia(9), Jesus Quiroz(9); on baritone – Emilio Rios(9); on keyboard percussion – Jose Armendariz(9).

Performing a Class 2 Ensemble and receiving a division one rating- Clarinet Trio – Michelle Knight(9), Emely Viramontes(9), Pamela Viramontes(9);  Saxophone Quartet – Crystal Catano(9), Vivian Valenzuela(9), Sergio Prieto(9), Elian Lujan(10).  Receiving a division one on a class 3 solos on flute – Leslie Carrasco(9); on Alto Saxophone – Nicole Tavarez(9).  Receiving a division one on a class 3 ensemble  Clarinet Quartet – Luis Ornelas(9), Paulina Rios(9), Kaycee Valenzuela(9), Emely Viramontes(9); Baritone Quartet – Emilio Rios(9), Nataly Martinez(12), Wendy Piedra(11), Isabel Subia(9); Percussion Ensemble – Juliana Chapa(9), Alejandro Montemayor(9), Julia Montoya(9), Miguel Ornelas(9), Andy Perez(9), Aaron Valenzuela(9).  Receiving a division 2 were soloists  Desirae Lujan(11) on tenor saxophone; Alejandra Valles(9), Adriana Sanchez(9), Briseida Rubio(9) on a flute trio; Kaelah Carbajal(9), Abril Lopez(9), Jessica Zuniga(9) on a clarinet quartet. 

After performing in the competition, the PHS band members traveled to Ruidoso, NM for a fun & educational field trip to Winter Part Snow Tubing weekend.  Band Director, Mrs. Lucy Ferguson, says “This was definitely a weekend that will last in the memories of these talented students.   I am very proud of all of them, not only for their performances, but by the respect & good behavior displayed on our trip.   It is a priviledge to be their teacher.”