JHS Choir, Band & Color Guard Members Excel at Solo & Ensemble Contests

By Austin Farmer
JHS Campus Editor

06JHS Choir Hits A New High Note at Solo & Ensemble Contests

MARSHALL – Congratulations to the following choir members for receiving a first division rating at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest Feb. 7:

Vocal Solo, Carmen Bradley (9)
Ensemble, Charlie Brown (11)
Vocal Solo and Ensemble, Collin Cawood (11)
Vocal Solo and Ensemble, Tiffany Madewell (12)
Ensemble, Nicholas Pulce (12)
Vocal Solo, Venonia Rollins (9)
Vocal Solo, Jakayla Rusk (9)
Vocal Solo, Abigail Sachtleben (11)
Vocal Solo and Ensemble, Kaitlyn Simmons (12)

Brown, Cawood, Madewell, Pulce, Sachtleben and Simmons are advancing to state.

JHS Choir has set a new record with nine out of nine members receiving a first division rating. This is also JHS Choir’s first ensemble to ever attend the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest.

JHS Band Excels at Solo & Ensemble Contests

LONGVIEW – Congratulations to the following students who attended and competed at the Region 4 UIL solo and ensemble contest at Pine Tree High School on Friday:

Hunter Smith, 1st division solo
Xavier Ratliff, 1st division solo
Mason McNeely, 1st division solo
Taylor Miller, 1st division solo
Cade Wedding, 1st division solo
Keith Smith, 2nd division solo

Baritone trio of Keith Smith, Luke Roberts and Xavier Ratliff, 1st division

Also competing were Hayden Sachtleben, Garrett Huntington and Sam Spear.

The baritone trio and Taylor Miller on snare drum solo qualified and will be advancing to the state Solo and Ensemble Contest at the end of the school year.


JHS Color Guard Steps Out with Flying Colors at Solo & Ensemble Contests

TYLER – The Jefferson High School Color Guard competed at the MA Dance and Auxiliary competition at Tyler Junior College Saturday. Everyone who placed 1st through 3rd or Superior will perform at Nationals in March.

Duet Madison Lovelady and Kaela Jenkins earned first place. This is the second year that JHS members received first place in the 17-18 Solo Flag competition.

Team Flag and Rifle earned Superior rating:
Hannah Whitfield 17-18 Flag solo 1st,
Curliyah Jefferson 15-16 Flag solo 3rd,
Kaela Jenkins 15-16 Flag solo 5th,
Megan Driver 13-14 Flag solo 3rd, and
Zoey Robinson Flag solo 2nd.

JHS Winterguard will be competing February 29th at the NTCA Winterguard Competition at Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield, Texas.

Congratulations to two up-and-coming Color Guard members: Xavier Robinson 11-12 Flag solo 2nd and Eva Stokely 7-9 Flag solo 1st.


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