St. Joseph High School Band wins 5 first division medals

St. Joseph High School Band program was awarded five first division medals on March 5 at the Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest sponsored by the Texas Private Schools Music Educators Association. The contest was hosted by The Greenhill School in Addison.

Class III solo medalists are: Bianca Gonzales, snare drum; Abigail Schneider, oboe; and Andrew Stewart, French horn.

First Division Gold Medalists for their performances of a Class II solo are: Clara Allen, bass clarinet; Spencer Driver, clarinet; Wyatt Fraga, trumpet; Katie Gray, flute; Josh Guerra, alto saxophone; Steven Sudheimer, snare drum; and Regina Woods, alto saxophone.

Advancing to the state competition for a Gold Medal performance on a Class I solo are Nathaniel Hawes, baritone horn; Michael Petrash II, electric bass; and Leslie Zepeda, clarinet.

Accompanist for the band students was Sandra Glenn and Beverly Cheshire.