Fifteen Dripping Springs High School band students have qualified for Area auditions, and will have the opportunity to compete for a spot on the All-State Band on Jan. 11. Two bands are selected: Symphonic and Wind Ensemble. Students also may challenge themselves by auditioning in a higher classification, which several DSHS did. Area qualifiers (all Wind Ensemble) at the 6A level are:
Johnny Dollard, trumpet Kearsen Erwin, English horn Sarah Galassini, piccolo Jason Oliphant, percussion
Area qualifiers in the 5A category (all Wind Ensemble) are: Walter Berthelson, tuba Jace Byrd, trombone Wyland Diehl, tenor sax Quentin Dollard, euphonium Celeste Douglas, french horn Kasey Gusella, trumpet Jessica Heintz, clarinet Paola Juarez, clarinet Madeline Lee, flute Drew Wilson, alto sax Gabe Ybarra, french horn
In addition, several students were region qualifiers in Symphonic, but did nor adavnce to area audition. They were: Addison Dixon (flute), Madelynn Glass (trumpet), Hennah Hajari (bassoon), Ginger Hudson (clarinet), Elizabeth Nokes (French horn), Caroline Olson (bass clarinet), Reed Pennock (bass trombone), Cameron Porter (trumpet), Reagan Reynolds (clarinet), Jasmine Rolon (clarinet), Dylan Salem (trombone), Matthew Sheeler (bassoon), and Kuiyan Trussell (flute). Madeline Hassell (French horn) and James Lee (euphonium) were region qualifiers for 5A Wind Ensemble, and Sarah Cox (flute) was for 6A Wind Ensemble.