Congratulations to six band students from Cain Middle School for successfully auditioning and making the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 25 Middle School Honor Band.

On Saturday and Monday, November 9th and 11th, band students from Cain Middle School traveled to Lovejoy ISD and auditioned for only a handful of spots in the elite ensemble. These students competed against nearly 1000 other 7th and 8th grade students from 17 different school districts in our region including McKinney ISD, Wylie ISD, and Allen ISD.

Students were required to play two major scales, their full chromatic scale, and two prepared etudes. Percussion students played three etudes on snare, mallet, and timpani.

Bravo to all the students for working so hard throughout the entire process. Special congratulations to Mr. Trevor Ousey, Mr. Preston Prior, Mr. Rod Kosterman, and the team of private lesson instructors for their help and support along the way.

Here are the nine All-Region students:

Cale Bragg, Percussion / Wind Symphony
Allie Buchanan, Percussion / Wind Symphony
Mateo Herrera, Bassoon / Wind Symphony
Ella Killian, Trombone / Wind Symphony
Jonathan Avitia, French Horn / Symphonic Band
Landon Reimer, Trombone / Symphonic Band
Kathlyn Sauer, Flute / Concert Band
Edan Bemis-Tactay, Clarinet / Concert Band
Rebecca Dyer, Trombone / Concert Band

In addition to the nine students above, two students made alternate status for the honor band:

James Martinez, Bass Clarinet
Cooper Brandy, Tuba

These students will join the other Honor Band members from around the region and participate in the TMEA All-Region Honor Band clinic and concert on December 12th and 13th at McKinney High School in McKinney ISD.