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Band students advance to state solo, ensemble competition



From the San Marcos school district

More than a dozen San Marcos High School band members are advancing to state competition after accumulated superior ratings in solo and ensemble regional contests held Saturday.

“These students not only performed well, they dignified themselves as mature ladies and gentlemen,” said Kelly Rushfeldt, who directs the band with Damon Knight.

Superior ratings

» Kaari Gerber* Marimba solo

» Paul Hill* Timpani solo

Flute Choir*

» Kim Auringer

» Patricia Barrientos

» Kasey Campa

» Sabrina Cano

» Maritza Collazo

» Samantha Jennings

» Victoria Joy

» Adriana Medrano

» Rachel Riley

» Paige Vaughn

Flute Quartet*

» Kim Auringer

» Patricia Barrientos

» Victoria Joy

» Adriana Medrano

Clarinet Quartet*

» Elisa Alvarado

» Katie Burroughs

» Josh Contreras

» Kelsie Singleton

» Victoria Joy Flute solo

» Gabe Deleon Trumpet solo

Excellent ratings

» Natalie Auringer baritone sax solo

» Adriana Medrano flute solo

» Philip Burleigh trumpet solo

» Tony Sandoval trumpet solo

» Thomas Huston Marimba solo

Trumpet Trio

» Gabe Deleon

» Lucas Spencer

» Garrett Moore

*Advances to state competition May 24 and 26 in Austin.