Falcon Band Brings Home 29 State Medals

Falcon Band Brings Home 29 State Medals

The Lake Dallas High Falcon Band took 48 musicians to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin. Over the course of the 3 day contest, which took place in 3 locations (simultaneously) and encompassed more than 29,000 entries, the Falcon Band members received the following accolades.

Superior Rated Soloists – Gold Medal
Austin Benedetti – Snare Solo
Austin Benedetti – Marimba Solo
Aaron Ruggiere – Marimba Solo
Blake Holman – Marimba Solo
Blake Holman – Timpani Solo
Kate Sweeney – Marimba Solo
Jared Collier – Marimba Solo

Excellent Rated Soloists – Silver Medal
Chandler Skinner – Euphonium
Angel Muniz – Marimba Solo
Angel Muniz – Snare Solo
Janae O’Connell- Marimba Solo
Janae O’Connell – Snare Solo
Gaby Estes – Clarinet Solo
Jared Collier – Snare Solo
Jamie Weston – Marimba Solo
Jamie Weston – Snare Solo
Kayvon Bernstein – Marimba Solo
Jaiden Collins – Snare Solo
Gratzelly Marquez – Snare Solo
Matthew Elder – Marimba Solo
Tara Halvorsen – Flute Solo
Aaron Ruggiere – Snare Solo
Emily Kelling – Marimba Solo
Amanda Lawrence – Marimba Solo
Alec Townsend – Marimba Solo
Alison Milyo – Marimba Solo
Kara Chidester – Alto Saxophone Solo
Kaitlyn Kennedy – French Horn Solo

Superior Rated Ensemble – Gold Medal
Saxophone Quintet – Flight of the Bumblebee
Anna Rodionova – Soprano Saxophone
Kara Chidester – Alto Saxophone
Jonah Covich – Alto Saxophone
Harris Anwar – Tenor Saxophone
Jonah Derrick – Baritone Saxophone

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