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OHS Band solo and ensemble compete in UIL event

Special to The Leader

Friday February 5th, several band students attended the region UIL Solo & Ensemble contest. This contest is an individual event in which the students learn the students chose a solo or ensemble from the state prescribed list. There are three classifications of difficulty for these solos.  Class 3 solos bring a bronze medal, class 2 brings a silver medal, and class 1 brings a gold medal. The students learn the solo with little help from the directors. Five students returned home with medals.

Dexter Mize- Class 2 Trombone solo- Silver Medal

Jesse Wilson- Class 2 Baritone Solo- Silver Medal

Suzy Madrid- Class 1 Flute Solo- Gold Medal

Students who learn a class 1 solo, perform it memorized, and receive a medal advance to state. Two students will be advancing to state.

Senior- Justin Dupuis- Trumpet Solo

Sophomore- Cameron Hutchison- Tuba Solo