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RJH awards part of spring concert

Combined seventh-eighth grade band was among three groups of musicians performing Thursday at annual term-ending concert. Repporter/Mike Brown Combined seventh-eighth grade band was among three groups of musicians performing Thursday at annual term-ending concert. Repporter/Mike Brown Rockdale ISD bands, from sixth grade to varsity, performed before an appreciative crowd Thursday in the RHS Auditorium.

It was a special night for director Joe Ray who is retiring after a 38-year career, the final six in the Rockdale ISD.

Ray pointed out the 2009- 2010 seniors were seventh graders when he took the helm of the RISD band program.

Highlight of the evening was the presentation of junior high band awards by Lance Walker, RJH director.

He listed them as follows: Outst anding e g rade music ia n— Wesley Payne.

Outsta nd ing sevent hgrade musician— Emily Wagner.

Outstanding sixth-grade woodwind— Ryann Morgan.

Director Joe Ray is hanging up his baton after 38 years in music education, the final six in Rockdale. Director Joe Ray is hanging up his baton after 38 years in music education, the final six in Rockdale. Outstanding sixth-grade brass— Gabby Garcia and Emily Ibarra.

Most improved eighth grader— Seth Smith.

Most improved seventh grader— Terrance Kirkland.

Most im proved

woodwind— Shawn Waldrep.

Most im proved <B Gereszek.

Directors award— Kristina Zepeda.

Outstanding band members— Melanie Ibarra and Autumn Davenport.

High school awards were presented at the May 3 band banquet and were listed in the May 6 Reporter.


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