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DISD Music Students Earn 65 Medals at State Solo and Ensemble Contest

Denton ISD High School Band, Choir, and Orchestra students who qualified to perform in the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest earned a total of 65 medals for their outstanding performances. To qualify for State, students had to earn a 1st Division rating at the UIL Region 2 Contest on a memorized Class 1 solo or a Class 1 ensemble. Class 1 literature is the most challenging level on the UIL Prescribed Music List. At State, student performances are judged and awarded a UIL Gold medal for a Superior (Division 1) rating or a UIL Silver medal for an Excellent (Division 2) rating.

Congratulations to these outstanding students for their award-winning performances at the State contest. Many thanks to their awesome directors and private lesson teachers for helping them prepare for this performance. 

Braswell HS Band

Horn Solo - Palmer Biggers – Excellent 2

Trombone Quartet: Chris Amouye, Harrison Biggers, Ross Bytheway, and David Withaeger – Superior 1


Braswell HS Orchestra

Violin Solo- Chloe Svadlenka-  Superior 1

Viola Solo-  Anthony Brooks-Superior 1

String Quartet: Alain Mpinda, Anne Huynh, Anthony Brooks, and Fiona Saldia- Superior 1


Denton HS Band

Solo-Milo Kaplan, Excellent 2

Solo- Abby Carrasco, Excellent 2

Solo- Caleb Harold, Superior 1

Solo- Leo Illari, Excellent 2


Denton HS Orchestra

Violin Solo, Trevor Chen, Excellent 2

Violin Solo, Kyubeen Lee, Superior 1

Cello Solo, Connor Jones, Superior 1

Cello Solo, Maya Huber, Superior 1

Guitar Solo, Brynn Rogers, Superior 1


Guyer HS Band

Bb Clarinet Solo - Joseph Candeloro - Superior 1

Bb Clarinet Solo - Johan Hidalgo - Superior 1

Saxophone Quartet - Kayden Owens, Mason Roberson, Frankie Pescina, Ryan Bauer - Excellent 2

French Horn Solo - Collin Goodridge - Excellent 2

Oboe Solo - Hansu Kim - Good 3

Keyboard Percussion Solo - Molly Cullum - Good 3


Guyer HS Choir

Vocal Solo, Anastasia Reed- Superior 1

Vocal Quartet: Claire Gillman, Luke Knittle, Jasmine Lovelle, William West- Superior 1


Guyer HS Orchestra

Violin Solo Hannah Kim               Superior 1

Violin Solo Gyouwon Cho           Superior 1

Violin Solo Cindy Alonso-Cocuron Superior 1

Violin Solo Audrey Lee                 Superior 1

Violin Solo Aidan Layman            Superior 1

Cello Solo Emma Beeks Superior 1

Cello Solo Christian Cruz-Sotelo  Superior 1

Cello Solo David Labelle                Superior 1

Cello Solo Jackson Williams        Superior 1

String Bass Solo Harper Robbins   Superior 1

Violin Solo Gina Hall                    Excellent 2

Violin Solo Jonathan Giron            Excellent 2

Violin Solo David Hwang              Excellent 2

Viola Solo Sydney Wall                Excellent 2

Cello Solo Carter Williams  Excellent 2

Cello Solo Lindsay Sciarrino        Excellent 2

Cello Solo Gavin Sciarrino             Excellent 2

Cello Choir: Christian Cruz, David Labelle, Carter Williams, Jackson Williams              Superior 1

String Quartet: Aidan Layman, Audrey Lee, Jackson Williams, Jacob Wong             Superior 1

String Quartet:  Gyouwon Cho, Christian Cruz-Sotelo, Yenna Hall, Sydney Wall            Superior 1

String Quartet:   Cindy Alonso-Cocuron, Taylor Beckford, Clara Beeks, Emma Beeks                 Superior 1


Ryan HS Band

Bassoon Solo - Jake Jauregui Garcia - Superior 1


Ryan HS Orchestra

Solo Cello- Adrian Padilla-Platas, Superior 1
Solo Cello- Adrian Park, Superior 1