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KHS Band – 30 First Division Awards from Saturday Contest

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? ? ?KHS had a great showing at UIL this past Saturday at Crowley High School with about 50 band students performing in the Region 7 UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest according to Band Director Erol Oktay.

? ? ?“Kennedale had 28 soloists and 2 ensembles awarded First Divisions. We were also awarded 7 second division and 2 third division solos, and 2 second division ensembles.” {{more}}
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? ? On top of that, “from the First division winners, 11 students are now eligible to advance to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest to be held in May.”
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? ? ?Earlier in the semester, the KHS Band had a number of students on the All-Region Band. Making the region band this year were: Sarah B., Kim D., Jenna J., Zoe L., Denisse M., Kristin M., Noet A., Victoria B., Theresa D., Anissa E., Aubrey N., Hong Ngo, Donald H., Anna L., Victor A., Steven R., Daniel T., Rheya M., Daniel S., Ileana G., Elvis J., and Garret S.
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? ? ?In addition to making the All Region Band, the following students were also selected to the All Area Band. They are: Sarah F. on Flute, Morgan G. on Bassoon, Quinton H. on Alto Saxophone, Karl L. on French Horn, Colton W. and Steven R. on Trumpet, Matthew P. on Trombone, and Garrett U. on Euphonium.
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Three KHS Band members were selected to the?ATSSB Texas All State Band;?Colton Watson, Karl Leverenz, and Garrett Uner.???

Making the region band this year are: Sarah B., Kim D., Jenna J., Zoe L., Denisse M., Kristin M., Noet A., Victoria B., Theresa D., Anissa E., Aubrey N., Hong Ngo, Donald H., Anna L., Victor A., Steven R., Daniel T., Rheya M., Daniel S., Ileana G., Elvis J., and Garret S..

In addition to making the All Region Band, the following students were also selected to the All Area Band. These students will now advance to the Area Auditions in January, where they will try out for a spot in the Texas All State Band. They are: Sarah F. on Flute, Morgan G. on Bassoon, Quinton H. on Alto Saxophone, Karl L. on French Horn, Colton W. and Steven R. on Trumpet, Matthew P. on Trombone, and Garrett U. on Euphonium. Colton Watson, Karl Leverenz, and Garrett Uner. These students have been selected to the ATSSB Texas All State Band.

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