Congratulations to the following 50 Cain Middle School Band students who successfully auditioned and were selected for the 2020-2021 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 3 All-Region Honor Band.
Earlier this month, nearly 600 students from over a dozen middle schools in TMEA Region 3 recorded auditions and competed for placement in the elite ensemble. Students were required to play two major scales, their full chromatic scale, and two prepared etudes. Percussion students were required to play a snare and mallet etude.
The All-Region Honor Band is the highest honor an individual musician can receive at the middle school level. Students who made the All-Region honor band are considered the best middle school musicians in Texas.
Cain had 50 students make the All-Region band this year which is a program record. This is also more students than any other school in TMEA Region 3.
Additionally, Cain had 5 students earn the highest score in their instrument section and were awarded first chair. Cain also has 25 students who have advanced to Phase 2 of the audition to determine their final placement. Those results will be announced November 22nd.
Congratulations to the following students:
Franco Villaescusa Feuchter*
Jose Cardoza Esparza
* denotes 1st chair player
** denotes students who advanced to Phase 2 for final placement
Bravo to all the students for working so hard and to Mr. Trevor Ousey and Mr. Preston Prior for their commitment to the program. Additionally, the Cain Middle School band appreciates the support and teaching from Mr. Rod Kosterman, Mr. Chris Loyd, Ms. Emily Keliher, Mr. Ethan Streeter, and the team of private lesson instructors for their help and support along the way.
These students will join the other Honor Band members from around the region and participate in the TMEA All-Region Honor Band clinic in the Spring semester pending COVID-19.