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Congratulations to the following Killian Middle School Band students who successfully auditioned and were selected for the 2020-2021 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 2 Honor Bands.

Nearly 800 students from TMEA Region 2 auditioned and competed for only a handful of spots in one of four elite ensembles. Students were required to play major scales, their full chromatic scale, two prepared etudes, and sight-reading. Percussion students were required to play a snare and mallet etude along with two sight-readings.

Killian had 41 students make the All-Region band this year! Additionally, we had two students earn the highest score in their instrument section and therefore were awarded first chair.

Congratulations to the following students:

Evani Patil
Shasa Shrestha
Mackenzie Killian
Samantha Martin
Zoe Nguyen

Callie Clay
Cara Shen

Stella Suvalian*
Juliet Baradell
Kaylee Kline
Axel Angelot
Charlie Hardin

Bass Clarinet
Avika Kapil
Olivia Rainwater

Reyna Daniels

Alto Saxophone
Shruti Jayakumar
Gideon Etufugh
Aidan Park

Tenor Saxophone
Siddharth Tripathi

Baritone Saxophone
Kailena Preston

Colston Groves*
Alexandra Rice
Veer Udani
Audrey Wilson
Isabella Saez
Ethan Aujin Han
Nigel Gudgeon

French Horn
Sara Gibler
Maggie Du
Kira Vorhaben
Lena Cho (alternate)

Bogdan Slavu
Yuvaan Rallapally
Thomas Araya

Beckett Slavin
Joel Chang

Grady Passmore
Justin Raymundo
Anthony Pagan

Elijah Varghese
Yunseok Jang
James Chang

* denotes 1st chair player / students are listed in rank order

Bravo to all the students for working so hard and to Mr. Trevor Ousey and Ms. Jenna Lenhard for their commitment to the program. Additionally, the Killian Middle School band appreciates the support and teaching from Mr. Zach Houston 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 and concert in December 2021.