Ten members of the Wildcats’ band qualified for the All-Region Band at tryouts last Friday at North Lamar High School in Paris. The ten students qualified for 11 spots since Celeste Leeds-Laliberte made it for both flute and piccolo. She will go forward on the flute. Five of the students qualified for Area competition on January 13 in Richardson, where they have the chance to qualify for state.
Band Director Charles McCauley said five students qualifying for Area competition equals the most the school has had over the twenty years he’s been at Sulphur Springs. Students making the All-Region Band include Celeste Leeds-Laliberte on flute, Carissa Carter on clarinet, Kate Flores on clarinet, Riley Farley on tenor sax, Natalie Cruz on bass clarinet, Nathan Braddy on trumpet, Zach Phillips on French horn, 8th grader Tyler Burnet on trombone and Adam Ost on trumpet. T
he five students qualifying for Area include Celeste Leeds-Laliberte, Carissa Carter, Riley Farley, Natalie Cruz and Nathan Braddy. McCauley said the five qualified by being rated among the top chairs in their sections.