On Saturday, March 23, 25 DSHS choir students competed in the vocal UIL Solo and Ensemble regional competition at Austin's McCallum High School. The event requires students to learn and memorize a vocal solo, accompanied by piano, and then perform it before a judge. Singers earn a rating based on their performance of the piece.
DSHS had 16 of 20 soloists earn a Superior Rating, which is the highest score a soloist can achieve. Of those 16, 10 will advance to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition (TSSEC) in June at the University of Texas at Austin.
The DSHS TSSEC Qualifiers are: James Bartling, Dylan Kunz, Josie Mau, Kyndal Miethke, Juliane Paine, Alyssa Schaefer, Ella Schroeder, Claire Tole, Juliana Ussia, and Preston Willis.