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