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RHS musicians bring 16 medals back from contest Buentello, Davenport advance to state with solos


Autumn Davenport (left) and Ariel Buentello advanced to the state solo and ensemble contest to be held in May after earning gold medals on their Division I solos. Autumn Davenport (left) and Ariel Buentello advanced to the state solo and ensemble contest to be held in May after earning gold medals on their Division I solos. On Saturday, Feb. 18 members of the Rockdale High School’s “Big Blue Band” participated in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Hutto High School, bringing home at total of 16 medals. Ariel Buentello and Autumn Davenport earned high enough marks to advance to the state competition with their solos. The state contest wil be held in May.

“ Our students represented Rockdale with class and professionalism. I am very proud of them and their dedication to acheive the results,” RISD director of bands Adrian Acevedo said.

Results from the contest included:

• Ariel Buentello—Gold medal, advanced to state, Division 1 on a Class 1 bass clarinet solo, junior.

• Autumn Davenport— Gold medal, advanced to state, Division 1 on a Class 1 French horn solo, sophomore.

• Melanie Ibarra—Gold medal, Division 1 on a Class 1 clarinet solo, sophomore.

• Melinda Perez—Gold medal, Division 1 on a Class 1 French horn solo, junior.

• Melanie Ibarra, Emily Wagner, Natalie Wagner—Division 2 on a Class 1 woodwind ensemble.

• Pio Castillo—Silver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 trumpet solo, freshman.

• Ginny Flores—Silver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 marimba solo, senior.

• Hebert Gonzalez— Silver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 yympani solo, senior.

• Kandace Kocian—Silver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 euphonium solo, freshman.

• Travis King—Silver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 euphonium solo, junior.

• L a ne Schweit zer— Si lver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 xylophone solo, sophomore.

• Faith Talley—Silver Medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 trumpet solo, freshman.

• Emily Wagner—Silver medal, Division 1 on a Class 2 clarinet solo, freshman.

• Natalie Wagner—Silver med- al, Division 1 on a Class 2 flute solo, freshman.

• Mason Crump—Bronze medal, Division 1 on Class 3 alto saxophone solo, freshman.

• Derek Whitsel—Bronze medal, Division 1 on a Class 3 French horn solo, freshman.

• Tyler Land—Division 2 on a Class 2 snare drum solo, freshman.

• Luke Schweitzer—Division 2 on a Class 2 tenor saxophone solo, senior.

• Beth Davis—Division 3 on a Class 1 clarinet solo, senior.


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