On February 5, 2023, High School Band students participated in Solo and Ensemble performance competitions, advancing to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville. On Saturday, May 27, 2023, after the dust had barely settled from graduation, soloist Stefan Grigsby, a Junior, and quartet members Senior Cambri Davila, Junior Victoria Garcia, Senior Citlali Ferreira, and Senior Natalie Williams to Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest (TSSEC) held at Hendrickson High School.
This was Stefan’s first trip to TSSEC, and he earned a 2nd division, silver medal, with his French Horn Solo.
For the past six years, I have taken a flute ensemble to State. This was Cambri and Citlali’s third time at State. They actually qualified for all four years of high school. However, we were unable to go in 2020 due to Covid. They also received gold medals every year they participated. For Natalie and Victoria, this was their second time to qualify and participate in this competition, also receiving gold medals both times. I am so proud of these young women as they brought home 1st division gold medals, especially since this will be the last event for our Seniors.