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Entries Tagged as 'Fine Arts'

Metzger Orchestra Students Reach Regionals

Congratulations to Krishaun Barrett (viola), Mya Jarmon (viola), Devin Johnson (double bass), Aiden Abundiz (violin), and Margaret Johnson (cello).  

The Fine Arts programs in Judson ISD continue to show some great achievements while they turn out some great performances at the same time. The Metzger Orchestra participated in the All-Region Orchestra Auditions at Veterans Memorial High School and these students really made an impression.  The students below were selected for this prestigious All-Region Orchestra. Congratulations to these students and Director Brian Coker.

Judson Sends 30 To TMEA Choir Clinic

Judson High School hosted the TMEA Region 11 Honor Choir Clinic and Concert recently and it was a great experience for some wonderful singers.  These students were selected from schools all across San Antonio to work with Dr. Joey Martin of Texas State University, Dr. Gary Mabry of UTSA and Dr. Ryan Garrison of the Children's Chorus of San Antonio. 30 Judson High School students were selected for this great honor and it resulted in some fantastic music.  

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

Wagner Students Earn Region 11 Orchestra Chairs

Four Wagner High School Orchestra students auditioned at Veterans Memorial High School to be a part of the Texas Music Educators Association Region 11 High School String Orchestra. They competed against students from Del Rio all the way to Schertz and Cibolo. Over 75 students auditioned for only 38 spots. All four Wagner students earned a chair. Ian Fernandes earned Concertmaster (First Chair, 1st Violin), Peter Fernandez placed in the 1st Violin Section, Melissa Fusco in the Cello Section and Enrique Garza in the Bass Section. Congratulations to these students. Ian and Enrique are also competing for spots in the TMEA All-State Orchestras this Saturday, November 4th. The results will be official on November 7th. Good luck to them.