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NLHS Band Marches on to State Solo and Ensemble Competition

School NewsGreg Higgins
   Percussion Ensemble     Front row: Sydney Neuse, Madision Herron, Emily Gibson     Back row: Josh Kok, Payton Buck, Jaxon Shelton

Percussion Ensemble

Front row: Sydney Neuse, Madision Herron, Emily Gibson

Back row: Josh Kok, Payton Buck, Jaxon Shelton

   Brass Ensemble Qualifiers     Front row: Alfredo Berg, Ty Rast, Seth Carter, Ricky Torres    Middle row:   Rex Tuttle, Stephen Stewart, Austin Johnson, Trinity McReynolds, Brock Garrison, Lynsey Simmons, Bennia Godsey    Back row: Kevin Dawson, Eric Shelton, Trent Fells, Matt Wirges, Jacob Weisenmayer, Chris Sheppard, Ben Dong

Brass Ensemble Qualifiers

Front row: Alfredo Berg, Ty Rast, Seth Carter, Ricky Torres

Middle row: Rex Tuttle, Stephen Stewart, Austin Johnson, Trinity McReynolds, Brock Garrison, Lynsey Simmons, Bennia Godsey

Back row: Kevin Dawson, Eric Shelton, Trent Fells, Matt Wirges, Jacob Weisenmayer, Chris Sheppard, Ben Dong

   Woodwind Ensemble Qualifiers     Front row: Katy Fehr, Faith Vickery, Alex Phillips, Cheyenne Holder    2nd row: Jayden Franklin, Sydney Wilson, Chloe Whisenhunt, Laura Carl, Kallaigh Nicholson    3rd row: Kyra Conlin, Landon Carter, Heather Armstrong, Marli Dority, Bailey Swindle    Back row: Stephen Stewart, Iyanla Hawkins, Brice Loftin, Jacob Briscoe, Jeremy Bolton

Woodwind Ensemble Qualifiers

Front row: Katy Fehr, Faith Vickery, Alex Phillips, Cheyenne Holder

2nd row: Jayden Franklin, Sydney Wilson, Chloe Whisenhunt, Laura Carl, Kallaigh Nicholson

3rd row: Kyra Conlin, Landon Carter, Heather Armstrong, Marli Dority, Bailey Swindle

Back row: Stephen Stewart, Iyanla Hawkins, Brice Loftin, Jacob Briscoe, Jeremy Bolton

   Woodwind Solo Qualifiers     Front row: Taleia Anderson, Cydney Holbrook, Jennifer Wirges, Tatiana Asberry, Kallaigh Nicholson    Middle row: Jayden Franklin, Marli Dority, Heather Armstrong, Allison Bright, Reece Johnson, Emily    Johnson    Back row: Kaitlyn Dority, Parker Freeman, Will Rast,  Grant Erickson, Nate Johnston, Laura Carl, Kyra Conlin

Woodwind Solo Qualifiers

Front row: Taleia Anderson, Cydney Holbrook, Jennifer Wirges, Tatiana Asberry, Kallaigh Nicholson

Middle row: Jayden Franklin, Marli Dority, Heather Armstrong, Allison Bright, Reece Johnson, Emily    Johnson

Back row: Kaitlyn Dority, Parker Freeman, Will Rast,  Grant Erickson, Nate Johnston, Laura Carl, Kyra Conlin

   Brass and Percussion Solo Qualifiers     Front row: Brittany Pilkington, Seth Jones, Seth Carter, Slade Gist    2nd row: Sydney Neuse, Josh Kok, Ashton Carter    3rd row: Allison Thrasher, Jaxon Shelton, Cade Collard, Justin Cannon    Back row: Rex Tuttle, Trinity McReynolds, Sam Greenwell, Colton Wilson, Kevin Dawson

Brass and Percussion Solo Qualifiers

Front row: Brittany Pilkington, Seth Jones, Seth Carter, Slade Gist

2nd row: Sydney Neuse, Josh Kok, Ashton Carter

3rd row: Allison Thrasher, Jaxon Shelton, Cade Collard, Justin Cannon

Back row: Rex Tuttle, Trinity McReynolds, Sam Greenwell, Colton Wilson, Kevin Dawson

North Lamar High School Band finished with first division ratings in the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition that was held at Texas A&M University Commerce on February 19.  Students earning the highest score of a first division rating on solo and/or ensemble qualified for the State Solo and Ensemble Contest that will be held March 7 at the University of Texas in Tyler.  Band directors for this elite group are Randy Jones, Jason R. Smith and Roderick Boyce.