Congratulations to the following Cain Middle School Band students who successfully auditioned and were selected for the 2019-2020 Rockwall ISD All-District Honor Band.

On October 28th, 2019, 175 students from all three Rockwall ISD middle schools competed for only a handful of spots in the elite ensemble. 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.

This year, Cain had 36 students make the All-District band. This is the largest number of students in Cain’s recent history and the largest number of students from all three campuses.

Here are the students:

Zachary Musson, Flute
Chelsea Kanyangarara, Flute
Kathlyn Sauer, Flute
Lauryn Vitanza, Clarinet
Matthew Beem, Clarinet
Richard Summy, Clarinet
Maxwell Chan, Clarinet
Sarah Rodriguez, Clarinet
Dylan Krueger, Clarinet
Edanjai Bemis-Tactay, Clarinet
Elijah Peak, Clarinet
James Martinez, Bass Clarinet
Mateo Herrera, Bassoon
Joel Cuellar, Alto Saxophone
Franco Villaescusa Feuchter, Alto Saxophone
Nicholas Veerawat, Alto Saxophone
Layne Yudizky, Trumpet
Hannah Trejo, Trumpet
James Freeman, Trumpet
Cash Bowne, French Horn
Jonathan Avitia, French Horn
Haden Hicks, French Horn
Ella Killian, Trombone
Landon Reimer, Trombone
Rebecca Dyer, Trombone
Lucas Latimer, Euphonium
Jack Makohon, Tuba
Cooper Brandy, Tuba
Jackson Latimer, Tuba
Luke Moran, Percussion
Zie Rice, Percussion
Thomas Reynolds, Percussion
Allie Buchanan, Percussion
Genevieve Young, Percussion
Jackson Van Parys, Percussion
Cale Bragg, Percussion

Out of the students listed above, we had 6 students receive the highest score in their instrument group and were awarded first chair:

Kathlyn Sauer
Max Chan
James Martinez
Nicolas Veerawat
Jonathan Avitia
Allie Buchanan

These students along with other Cain band students will move on to audition for the Region level in November where they will compete against students from McKinney ISD, Allen ISD, Wylie ISD, and other districts.

Bravo to all the students for working so hard and to Mr. Trevor Ousey and Mr. Preston Prior for their commitment to the program, with the support of Mr. Rod Kosterman, Mr. Ben Sumrak, Ms. Emily Keliher, Mr. Ethan Streeter, and the team of private lesson instructors for their help and support along the way.