Burks, Reyes Advance to State Solo and Ensemble

On Friday, February 17, Floydada band students competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition. All students performed admirably. Devin Reyes and Lailah Burks, in particular, earned Division 1 ratings on their memorized grade 1 four mallet solos and have advanced to the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. This is a huge accomplishment, and a testament to their individual work as growing musicians. They will compete in Austin, TX at the end of May.

Students compete at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. The saxophone quartet (Noe De Los Santos, Sierra Snowden, Kylie Fipps, and Ava Gonzales) performed “Prelude and Fugue” by Bach/Eymann, earning a Division 3 (average). Not pictured: Sierra Snowden, Lailah Burks

Devin Reyes performed memorized “Four Rotations for Marimba, No. 2” by Sammut, earning a Division 1 (superior).

Lailah Burks performed memorized “Yellow After the Rain” by Peters, earning a Division 1 (superior).

JD Pesina performed “Bolt!” by Gay, earning a Division 2 (excellent).