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Wakeland Symphonic Band Earns First Sweepstakes Award (April, 2007)

The Wakeland High School Symphonic Band took the school’s first Sweepstakes Award at the recent UIL Concert and Sightreading contest. The band members received 1st Division Ratings in Marching earlier this year, 1st Division Ratings in Concert Performance, and 1st Division Ratings in Sightreading Performance. This award places the Wakeland Band on a list of Texas' most Superior Band Programs, according to Gerry Miller, Wakeland band director.

Students in the ensemble are as follows: Flutes Meghan Rayburn (9) Kristen Bayless (9) Kate Klontz (9) Kayla Klabunde (9) Devin Lesko (9) Bassoon Nicholas Dowden (11) Clarinets Yusong Jin (11) Adam Jordan (10) Jessie Herring (10) Michael Lee (9) Tiffini Mungia (9) Koresha Jones (9) Candice Frazier (11) Bass Clarinet Maddi Varela (9) Saxophones Tyler Wendell (9) Lauren Pape (9) Ryan Hauser (10) Cole Stephens (9) Scott Curry (10) Bryan Waldrop (11) Trumpets Ben Hauser (9) Caroline Hoffmann (10) Jeff Sammons (9) Michael Weldon (9) Julie Berkhimer (10) Horns Ryan Fellhauer (9) Nathan Lloyd (10) Taylor Gill (9) Trombone Leslie Gonzalez (10) Euphonium Tanner Jones (9) Tubas Steven Hankins (9) Percussion Jake Herring (10) Trevor Abrams (9) Eddie Backhaus (11) Ben Beville (11) Carson Hamer (9) Michael Polarinakis (9)