The first big event for the year was the HS marching band competitions! We received best in class at the High Plains Marching Festival in Amarillo, TX also beating a handful of 2A and 3A bands!
The biggest praise so far is the Division 1 we received at UIL Marching contest! All judges gave us straight 1s! We broke a 20 + year drought of any division 1s for marching band ! Go Wolverine Band!!
On December 5th, 2017 our High school band lost one of our members. Macey Foley was an integral part of our program and she will be missed very much. She served as our Bassoon Player, Drumline Captain, and Snare Drummer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
This year we have taken over 70+ students grades 6-12 to try out for the All-Region and Honor bans! We have already been very successful beating last years count of 8! These students are the ones who are the top of the top! This year we beat our last year total with 15 making the bands!!
Joshua Samarron 7th Grade Bass Clarinet 1st Chair MS Honor Band Clayton Stevenson 7th Grade Tuba 3rd Chair MS Honor Band Cuyler Crum 8th Grade Trumpet Chair MS Honor Band
Karson Jones 7th Grade Bari Saxophone 1st Chair MS All-Region Band Ethan Acosta 8th Grade Trombone 7th Chair MS All-Region Band Davey Crandall 7th Grade Trumpet 12th Chair MS All-Region Band Katie Jones 7th Grade Euphonium 6th Chair MS All-Region Band Jose Galvan 7th Grade Clarinet 9th Chair MS All-Region Band Mahalia Delgado 7th Grade Trombone 11th Chair MS All-Region Band Miracle Samarron 8th Grade Euphonium 1st Alternate MS All-Region Band Kaycee Clark 8th Grade French Horn 1st Alternate MS All-Region Band
Christian Rhymes 12th Grade Bass Clarinet 4th Chair HS All-Region Band Taegan Everett 9th Grade Euphonium 6th Chair HS All-Region Band Henry Leung 10th Grade Euphonium 8th Chair HS All-Region Band Emily Jones 10th Grade Bass Clarinet 1st Alternate HS All-Region Band
Drum roll please!!!!!!!......................................
Proud to announce we have three ensembles / 25 students qualify out of 28 for STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE!!
Qualified Students are:
Eli Juarez Micky Fuentes Lisvet Rodriquez (Alt.) Laura Ortiz-Hernandez Hannah Sanchez Emily Jones Christian Rhymes Faith Conner Adrian Beanes Julia Carrasco Kamryn Alvarez Addie-Jo Rhymes Shelton Bradfute Jessica Reyes Rolando Arenas Daryl Garcia Berkli Furr Alex Lopez Kaycee Clark Daniel Lopez Aaron Samaniego Paige Burks (Alt.) Teagan Everett Henry Leung Miracle Samarron Aaron Samaniego
Division 2 members are:
Cuyler Crum Joe Matthew Cruz Ethan Acosta Berkli Furr Paige Burks
We are very excited for what this year has already brought and how much we have even 1 up'ed last years total! Great year to be a Wolverine Band Member!
Next up on the list..........UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest! Lots to prove there!
2015-2016 Band Successes!
The first big event for the year was the HS marching band competition! We made a Division II rating that contained straight twos! That broke over a decade long streak of ratings!
We held our first Kindergarten - 3rd grade Caroling concert this year!
We took over 50 of our students this year to try out for the All-Region and Honor bands 7th-12th. We were very successful and 8 of our own made an All-Region Band!
Ethan Acosta 7th Grade Trombone MS All-Region Band Ivan Solis 8th Grade Percussion MS All-Region Band Taegan Everett 8th Grade Baritone MS All-Region Band Macey Foley 10th Grade Bassoon HS All-Region Band Karlee Jones 10th Grade Flute HS All-Region Band Abel Nieto 11th Grade Tuba HS Honor Band Christian Rhymes 11th Grade Bass Clarinet HS All-Region Band Melissa Urbina 12th Grade Baritone HS All-Region Band
We took a whopping 24 students to Solo and Ensemble and we have 16 students that are advancing to STATE in AUSTIN on May 28-30!
Qualified Students are:
Aracely Juarez Julia Carrasco Margaret Soto Sara Gonzales Christian Rhymes Kamryn Alvarez Laura Ortiz Macey Foley Hannah Sanchez Gabriel Garcia Emily Jones Ross Olivares Faith Conner Ivan Solis Reagan Menoza Daryl Campos
Division 2 members:
Abel Nieto Berkli Furr Aaron Sameniego Joe Matthew Cruz Melissa Urbina Daniel Lopez
So proud of all these students!
Concert and Sightreading proved to be another successful contest in this landmark rebuilding year! We received 2,2,2 from the stage judges, and a 2,1,2 from the sightreading judges! Still pushing on! Next year we are excited to see what can happen with this great foundation that was built this year!
Come join us for our Spring Concert and Band Banquet!
About Mr. Rogers
I am a graduate of Wayland Baptist University of Plainview, TX. I received my degree in K-12 Music Education. I have taught at a couple of places and have had really great experiences to bring to the Springlake-Earth community! I student taught in Abernathy ISD for the Fall 2014 year. In the spring of 2015 I was the Assistant Band Director of Brownfield ISD, heading up the middle school program. I am excited to bring very successful programs experience here and look forward to making our own traditions here at Springlake-Earth!
Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding any concerns or praises you might have!