32 Kemp High School Band Students competed in the Region 3 Solo and Ensemble Competition this past Saturday at Mesquite High School. Students either performed an individual solo or was a member of a small group of similar instruments. Some competed in both categories as well.
The students perform their music for one judge who then gives that performance a rating. The rating score ranges from Division 1, which is the highest score you can achieve, down through Division 5. Each solo or ensemble is classified into 3 groups. Class 1 is the most difficult, Class 2 is of a medium range and Class 3 is on an easier level.
Here is the list of students that earned a Division 1 rating from their judges…
Class 3 solo Division 1 winners
Kevin Tyler-Alto Sax
Class 2 solo Division 1 winners
Brody Becker-Bass Trombone
Class 1 solo Division 1 winners
Marcus Aguilar-French Horn
Joe Becerra-Multi Percussion
This next group of students received a Division 1 on their Class 1 solo or ensemble and will be advancing to the STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE COMPETITION IN MAY!
Erica McGill-Marimba- solo-performed from memory
We are very proud of all who participated in the competition. It takes months of hard work to prepare for this contest. Congrats again to all of our Kemp kiddos success!