Brownsboro band wins big at UIL contest
Jeff Russell, band director, said this year's performance was an improvement over last year's.
"We did better than last year by quite a bit," Russell said. "Our students won around 144 medals put together."
The medalists were solo and ensemble players. The three different band groups were the high school group, the eighth grade group and the seventh grade group.
"We have a very good band program this year," Russell said.
The UIL contests took place at Stephen F. Austin University and Nacogdoches High School in Nacogdoches.
The high school solo and ensemble medalists are Taylor Cramer, Kaylan McGaughey, Julie Travis, Clay Maddox, and Callie Boozer, Melody Anderson, Amanda Parker, Jordan Thomas, Brittany Weaver, Crystal Young, Danielle Bynum, and Jessica Scott, Wesley Smith, Sterling Tuley, Kate Griffin, Daniel Hawkins, Marla Pollard, Emily Bartmess, Jarrett McDowell, Tarah Thornton, Chris Radford, and Brooke Parker, Bradley Lento, Ryan Edwards, Matthew Lough, Tevin Storr, Jordan McCallie, Justin Payne, Nathaniel Kuhns, Preston Reid, Jeremy Miller, Jake Brooks and Charles Gilpin.
The eighth grade medalists are Danielle Blakely, Camilla Bundy, Taylor Massey, David Grob, Shayla Mitchell, Ashley Scott, Jacob Miller, Petra Palomo, Elizabeth Tran, and Jay Dunklin, Jacobi Parker, Tyneshia McKenzie, Heather Watters, Mallorie Lough, Maegann Lough, Morgan Barnes, Jorgia Ellison, Macy Perry, Helmer Mendoza, John Griffin, Emily Durham, and Brittanie Scheen, Colleen Tuley, Scarlett Lee, Brittany Thompson, Chelsey Fowler, Christina Nipper, Grayson Parker, David Johnson, Brianna Holden, Jennifer Whitley, Jacalyn Taylor, Brooke Bynum, Alison Owen, Naomi Hickman, and Trenton McCallie, James Pace, Jordynn Conner, Trey Volentine, Hailey Gray, Taylor Woodruff, Kelsey Wheeler, Jackson Tetrick, Daylon Mitchell, Miguel Ramirez, Antonio Gomez, Leslie Davenport, Luke Haskins, and Hunter Payne.
Seventh grade medalists are Stephen McGee, Abbey Adair, Abbi Parker, Megann Hagmann, Blake Carnes, Wyatt Bynum, Christian Alvarez, Jessica Villalobos, Dayton Poole, Nicholas Herschbach, Bianca Cedillo, Brittany Dykes, Nikki Boozer, Jodie Webb, Stephanie Willingham, Charlie Privett, Whitney Burton, Owen Williams, Caleb Cade, Tawnee Gilchrist, Alexis Tate, Caitlin McCarter, Allison Reid, Jonathan Hopkins, Cody Frick, Aaron Lackey and Baylie Conner.