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Liberty High School Students Earn 37 First Division (“superior”) Rankings (February, 2007)

On Saturday, February 3rd, Liberty Band students participated in the UIL Region 24 Solo & Ensemble contest held at Frisco High School. By participating in this contest and spending time working on a solo and ensemble, all students improved their musicianship. At the end of the day, Liberty High School students earned 37 first division (“superior”) rankings – 18 of which are state qualifying solos and/or ensembles. Congratulations!!

Four 9th grade students qualified for state on both a solo and ensemble: Sam Jin, Alex Johnson, Chris Kaufman and Nathan Rubin. Below lists the names of our students making first divisions and/or qualifying for state:

Flute
Andrea Calderon (10th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)
Sam Jin (9th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)
Megan McManigal (10th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)

Clarinet
Kelsey Moor (10th) – 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)
Neha Reddy (9th) - 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)
Nichole Ruble (9th) - 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)
Christina Watts (9th) - 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)

Bass Clarinet
Faith Sanders (9th) – 1st division solo
Kristine Torres (10th)– 1st division solo

Alto Saxophone
Nathan Rubin (9th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)
Kelly Miller (10th) – 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)

Tenor Saxophone
Chris Kaufman (9th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)

Baritone Saxophone
Marco Neumayr (10th) – 1st division solo
Shelbie Storrie (10th) – 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)

Trumpet
Kristine Davis (10th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)
Alex Johnson (9th) - 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)

Horn
Nathan Beasley (10th) – 1st division ensemble (state qualifier)
Andrew Hsu (10th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)

Trombone
Ben Abercrombie (10th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)
Chris Heflin (9th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)

Euphonium
Kristen Robinson (9th) – 1st division solo and ensemble (state qualifier)

Percussion
Hilary Case (10th) – 1st division ensemble
Peter Marshall (9th) - 1st division ensemble
Preston Phillips (9th) - 1st division ensemble
Cameron Richard (10th) - 1st division ensemble


Back row: Andrew Hsu, Marco Neumayr, Ben Abercrombie, Chris Kaufman. 3rd row: Nathan Rubin, Kristine Davis, Chris Heflin, Nathan Beasley, Sam Jin. 2nd row: Megan McManigal, Alex Johnson, Kristen Robinson, Kristine Torres, Kelsey Moor, Shelby Storrie. 1st row: Nichole Ruble, Kelly Miller, Faith Sanders, Christina Watts. Not pictured: Hilary Case and Andrea Calderon


Mr. John Arenas, Preston Phillips, Cameron Richard, Peter Marshall