On the evening of October 21st, 150 students from all three Rockwall ISD middle schools auditioned and competed for only a handful of spots in the elite ensemble. Woodwind and Brass students were required to play two major scales, their full chromatic scale, and two prepared etudes. Percussion students played 3 etudes: snare, mallet/keyboard, and timpani.

This year, Cain had 30 students make the All-District band. This is the largest number of students from all three RISD middle school campuses.

Additionally, 6 Cain students earned the highest score in their instrument group and were awarded first chair. This is the largest number of first chair students of all three RISD middle schools.

Here are the students:

Evelyn M
Natalie H
Joana A
Ava B
Brayden E
Austen B*
Chandler P*
Zania B
Dylan V
Teagan H*
Landen W*
Isaac A
Beau P*
Bradley E
Cooper C
Carter B
Charlie A
Claire E
Nathan H
Rory M
Timothy C
Tristan H
Gavyn C*
Henry D
Mason P
Joel W
Sophie P
Noah W
Jaxon H

Elizabeth M – (A)
Sam E – (A)
Grant J – (A)
Kaeleigh C – (A)
Simon H – (A)

*Denotes 1st Chair
(A) Denotes 1st Alternate

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 Forney ISD, Garland ISD, Mesquite ISD, Royse City ISD, and other school 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. Chris Loyd, Ms. Emily Keliher, Mr. Ethan Streeter, Mr Ben Sumrak, and the team of private lesson instructors for their help and support along the way.