Band participates in UIL state solo and ensemble competitions


Viviana Farias

A color guard performer performing with the band at a football game halftime show

Daniel Botello, Assistant Editor

More band news this week as the Screaming Eagle band heads into their last competition of the 2021-2022 concert season. The UIL state solo and ensemble competitions. 

“UIL state solo and ensemble competitions are people who play solo and ensembles at a high level, they compete for the title of most well prepared and put together solo or ensemble,” Senior Gavin Granados said.

The contest was held last Saturday out of town, and the students who are competing have been working tirelessly to prepare and perfect the solos and ensemble performances that they did earlier in the year.

“I’ve practiced in rehearsals regardless of very few people, so we could workshop very specific areas in our music,” said Brass player Aiden Gonzalez. 

You may recall a while ago that The Citizen published an article on the band’s outcome for the UIL solo and ensemble competitions. In that competition the band earned a sweepstake score of 1, which means that every solo and ensemble got a score of 1. This means that they got to advance to the UIL State solo and ensemble competitions where they will now compete against other schools who advanced for the title of best solo and ensembles in the state. 

“We got a medal saying that we got first division in our solos and ensembles which allows us to advance to the state competitions, and it shows that as music students we are able to play our music at a higher level than other people,” Grenados said.