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Rocket Band Finishes Strong Contest Season


The Judson High School Rocket Marching Band is a quality group of student musicians who have worked hard this fall.  That work is not just in rehearsals for football game halftime shows...in fact that's still going on.  But this has also been marching band contest season where high school marching bands across the state and country compete in a mix of musical and marching precision skills.  Quite possibly the most successful marching season yet for Judson High School. Take a look below. Many thanks to the band parents and congratulations to these students and Judson Director of Bands Mr. Jeffrey Keyes.  

Seguin Marching Invitational – September 30, 2017 
-1st Place 6A
-Best Music
-Best Color Guard
-Grand Champion (1st place overall)

USBands Yamaha Cup – October 14, 2017
Group 5 Open Champions
-Best Music
-Best Percussion
-Best Color Guard

1st Place Overall in Finals
-Best Music
-Best Visual

UIL Region 11 Marching Contest – October 21, 2017
1st division rating from all three judges

USBands Remo Series Finale – November 4, 2017
Group 4 Open Champions
-Best Music
-Best Visual
-Best Color Guard
2nd Place Overall in Finals

Metzger Band Sets Record At All-Region Auditions

This past Saturday, students from the Metzger Band traveled to Poe Middle School to compete in the All-Region Band Auditions. Out of the 800 that tried out, 32 Metzger students earned a chair in the prestigious All-Region Band. This was the most any school had make the Region Band and it set the school record!

They will join the other Region Band students from across San Antonio and surrounding communities for a concert on Saturday, December 2 at Edison High School. Congratulations to the following students:

7 - Neftali Rodriguez-Aguilera - Flute 7 - Sarai Gomez - Flute 8 - Garrett Eldred - Clarinet 8 - Andre Smith Jr. - Clarinet 8 - Nicole Noack - Clarinet 8 - Angel Salazar - Clarinet 7 - Trineece Houston - Clarinet 7 - Audrey Garcia - Clarinet 8 - David Cortez - Bass Clarinet (2nd Chair) 8 - Koure Acosta - Alto Saxophone (1st Chair) 8 - Juliana Garza - Alto Saxophone (2nd Chair) 8 - Ellington Parrish - Tenor Saxophone 7 - Amari Smith - Baritone Saxophone (1st Chair) 8 - Isiah Serenil - Trumpet (1st Chair) 8 - Adyana Zuniga - Trumpet (2nd Chair) 8 - Tony Villarreal - Trumpet 8 - Shanel Thompson - Trumpet 8 - Trinity Cardenas - Trumpet 8 - Darlene Avalos - Trumpet 8 - John Alvarado - Trombone 8 - Nathaniel Guyton - Trombone 8 - Skyler Hart - Euphonium 7 – E.J. Uribe - Euphonium 8 - Joseph Rodriguez Martinez - Euphonium 8 - Geno Claverol Jr. - Tuba (2nd Chair) 7 - Rene Alonzo - Tuba 7 - Alex Alonzo - Percussion (1st Chair) 8 - Lauren Cunningham - Percussion 8 - Angel Martinez - Percussion 8 - Yair Salazar - Percussion 8 - Diego Galan - Percussion 7 - Randy Simms - Percussion

Also, congratulations to the following students who missed making the All-Region Band by a few chairs but still earned All-District Band recognition. They are:

7 - Zosia Zales - Flute 7 - Brooke Martindale - Clarinet 7 - Max Ruiz - French Horn 7 - Jalecia Hartfield - Euphonium 7 - Riley Bechiom - Tuba 7 - Makayla Buchanan - Percussion

Band Extravaganza At Rutledge Stadium

All the color, music and excitement of a high school football halftime show was on display recently at the JISD Band Extravaganza.  All three comprehensive high school marching bands and the 5 middle school band programs were on display at Rutledge Stadium to show family, friends and fans the importance of music education. But of course there's just the joy of seeing these students perform, right?  

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Wagner T-Bird Band Zooms At Contest

The USBands circuit of marching band contests boasts a membership of some 700 schools nationwide...one of the biggest in the country. Recently Wagner High School's Thunderbird Band competed in the USBands South San Antonio Showcase.  They executed a great performance and earned the Outstanding Percussion Caption Award and placed 2nd in the Group IV Open Class Division.  Congratulations to the T-Bird Marching Band and Director of Bands Frank Foster.

Rocket Band Flies High At Marching Contest

High school marching bands are incredibly busy this time of year with football season, practices and yes they even squeeze in marching band contests.  The Judson High School Rocket Marching Band recently participated in the Seguin Marching Band Festival...one of the preliminary competitions leading to wider scale contests.  The Rocket Band was Grand Champion (1st place overall) while also picking up Best Music, Best Color Guard and 1st place in 6-A division honors.  This is the second time in school history for the band to earn this kind of sweep at a prelims finals marching contest.  Congratulations to all these student musicians and Jeffrey Keyes, Director of Bands.