Members of the Melissa High School Mighty Cardinal Band traveled to Celina High School on Saturday, Feb. 27 to participate in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.
The following students delivered a superb solo and/or ensemble performance and will move on to participate in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin on Monday, May 30.
Mollie Abbott, Vera Banasky, Zyan Banasky, Blakeley Caldwell, Collin Caldwell, Blake Chalupka, Lindsey Conklin, Caeleb Fender, Kayla Galbreath, Austin Gallimore, Jacob Gallimore, Shawn Greenway, Jack Greer, Cale Hayes, Davis Hernandez, Mary Margaret Jordan, Blake Kleisinger, Matt Malone, Jasper Murphy, Kealey Poole, Hannah Russell, Alex Sullivan, Aaron Vaughan, Zach Weaver, Bryan Williams, Tyler Woodley
Additionally, out of 62 entries, 45 students achieved a Division 1 gold medal ranking in a solo and/or ensemble event. This is the highest number of students in the Melissa High School Band program to receive that high of a ranking. Congratulations to all!