RJH Symphonic Band earns high marks

Members of the Rockdale Junior High Symphonic Band competed at UIL concert and sight-reading contest on March 6. Members of the Rockdale Junior High Symphonic Band competed at UIL concert and sight-reading contest on March 6. The Rockdale Junior High Symphonic Band traveled to Hendrickson High Schoool in Pf lugerville on March 6 to participate at the UIL Region 18/26 Concert and Sight Reading Contest.

The band earned straight division one (superior) ratings from the concert judges and straight division two (excellent) ratings from the sight reading judges.

“We are very proud of our students for being the only band in the C Varsity classification to earn a division one rating on stage,” RISD director of bands Adrian A. Acevedo said. “Our band was also one of only two bands to earn a division two rating in sight reading; there were no division one ratings earned in sight reading within our classification. Again, the students were well prepared and represented our school and community with pride.”

Those students participating were:

Alexis Aguirre, Yesica Araujo, Daniel Banda, Leslie Banda, Ashley Barcuch, Jeremiah Bedwell, Ben Blanchard, Brian Blanchard, Erin Blanchard, Brett Brockenbush, Hector Buentello, Julian Burks, Damarcus Caruther, Charles Caywood, Gerardo Ceja, TaShon Chamblee, Walker Crane, Javonte Crawford, Corey Davis, Christian Davis, Janie Diaz.

Also, Xavion Ellison, Alex Hartman, Jaycee Henderson, Blake King, Frances King, Hunter Lehmann, Emma Mireles, Braxton Moore, Abby Moreland, Carlee Morgan, Mason Morrow, Estrella Olguin, Alfredo Palacios, Samantha Pantaleon, Trace Phillips, Destinee Ramirez, Blanca Reyes, Ariana Robbins, Maria Robbins, Dylan Rowe, Aaron Rutledge.

Also, Erica Salazar, Saul Salazar, Esmerlda Salcedo, Lily Schwietzer, Jared Skrhak, Nicole Smith, Jessie Sorensen, Josh Springer, Leah Walker, Hailey Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Quentin White, Marvin Wyatt, Brad Young, Michael Zapata.

The band is under the leadership of director of bands Adrian Acevedo and assistant director Les Huff.

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