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SSMS Has Record 70 Students Make TMEA Region 4 Middle School Bands

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The Sulphur Springs Middle School Band has a record 70 students make the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Region 4 Middle School Concert and Symphonic Bands. The second highest school only had 28 kids make the band. The SSMS Choir students also did well at Region Choir auditions as well, according to information released by the Sulphur Springs ISD Fine Arts Department.

Region Symphonic Band

Students earning chairs in the region symphonic band based on their auditions included:

  • Flute Section
    • Brooklyn Person – 3rd chair
  • Horn Section
    • Anthony Small – 1st chair
    • Jencarlos Diosdado – 6th chair
    • Nathan Bilyeu -7th chair
    • Mac McCoy – 8th chair
  • Oboe
    • Evelyn Birdsong – 1st chair
  • Clarinet
    • Conner Blevins – 5th chair
    • Jailie Soto – 8th chair
    • Dylan McKinney – 10th chair
    • Jacy Barnett – 11th chair
    • Isabella Chamness – 16th chair
  • Trombone
    • Jackson Reed – 3rd chair
    • Andrew Vo – 4th chair
    • Adrian Salas – 7th chair
    • Jimmy Garcia – 8th chair
  • Euphonium
    • Ethan Preas – 1st chair
    • Yosgar Marquez – 2nd chair
    • Isaac Stanley – 3rd chair
    • Rafael Flores – 4th chair
  • Alto Sax
    • Justin Chen – 1st chair
  • Baritone Sax
    • Kannon Gibson – 1st chair
  • Tenor Sax
    • Brooks Burgin – 1st chair
  • Tuba
    • Alex Cortez – 2nd chair
  • Percussion
    • Lucy McKenzie – 1st chair
    • Abigail Williams – 3rd chair
    • Charli Roden – 6th chair
  • Trumpet
    • Hunter Strarzyk – 1st chair
    • Chase Maynard – 3rd chair
    • Valentin Garcia – 7th chair
    • Jaycie Arledge – 9th chair
    • Diego Perez – 10th chair
    • Shaddox Burton – 12th chair
Sulphur Springs Middle School Band students who wearned a chair in the Region Band

Region Concert Band

Sulphur Springs Middle School students earning a chair in the concert band are listed below.

  • Flute
    • Kayla Santa – 1st chair
    • Nataly Calderon Yanez – 5th chair
  • Horn
    • Nolan Fleming – 8th chair
  • Oboe
    • Paige Batterton – 1st chair
  • Clarinet
    • Sienna Posey – 1st chair
    • Isaac Riley – 2nd chair
    • Avril Mireles-Yanez – 4th chair
    • Yurem Guzman – 6th chair
    • Edilyn Resendiz – 7th chair
    • Cadence Lester – 12th chair
    • Magdaly Cardona Castillo – 17th chair
    • Kyshaun John – 20th chair
    • Laramie Salters 21st chair
  • Trombone
    • Austin Wantland – 1st chair
    • Junior Reyes – 5th chair
    • Emir Velez – 6th chair
    • Evelyn Garcia – 8th chair
    • Marcos Ramirez – 10th chair
    • Tate Young – 11th chair
  • Euphonium
    • Hayden McCoy – 1st chair
    • Colby Schwartz – 3rd chair
    • Conner Curtis – 6th chair
  • Bass Clarinet
    • Joshua Lopez-Marin – 1st chair
    • Kaylie Resendiz – 3rd chair
  • Alto Sax
    • Silvestre Garcia Rivera – 4th chair
    • Cesar Mondragon – 6th chair
    • Gael Garcia – 8th chair
  • Tuba
    • Alex King – 1st chair
    • Cameron Davis – 3rd chair
    • Jovany Arenas – 5th hair
  • Tenor Sax
    • Samantha Rogers – 2nd chair
  • Percussion
    • Cara Batterton – 4th chair
    • Addison Brewer – 5th chair
    • Jessica Reed – 7th chair
  • Trumpet
    • Hunter Meskimen – 2nd chair
    • Emanuel Chim – 3rd chair
    • Mateo Perez – 7th chair
    • Yanzel Cervantes – 16th chair
Sulphur Springs Middle School fine arts students who also made Region

Region Choir

SSMS also had 21 choir students who made the Texas Music Educators Association Region 4 Choirs, then participated in the Region Choir Clinic/Concert on Nov. 6, 2021, according to SSISD Fine Arts Coordinator Cindy Welch.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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