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FHS Jazz Band Earns Top Spots at Region

We are proud to announce the results from the Region 3/20 All-Region Jazz Auditions from Saturday, September 17th held at Crandall High School.  Quinlan-Ford Panther Band students secured 5 out of 20 spots in the ATSSB Region 3/20 Jazz Band.  There were nine schools that participated in the contest where students auditioned for the coveted 20 spots.  This is an outstanding showing for Quinlan-Ford, and we are all very proud of all of the students who auditioned.
 
5 Quinlan-Ford Band Students placed in the Region Jazz Band.  
 
Kristen Wolfe - Baritone Saxophone
Makayla Collins - Trumpet
Taylor Wilson - Trumpet
Adriana Valadez - Tenor Trombone
William Brown - Bass Trombone
 
All 5 of these students will have the honor of being members of the Region 3/20 All-Region Jazz Band hosted at Quinlan-Ford on November 15th at 7:00 pm. This concert is FREE, and everyone is invited to attend this special event being held in the Quinlan-Ford HS Auditorium. 
 
3 Quinlan-Ford Band Students also placed high enough to earn a certification to the Area Level contest.
 
Kristen Wolfe - Baritone Saxophone
Adriana Valadez - Tenor Trombone
William Brown - Bass Trombone
 
The three students who are certified for the Area Level Contest have recorded their audition with a professional recording engineer that will be sent to the state level for adjudication.  Results from the area auditions will be available in November 2016.  
 
Also, Quinlan-Ford had several students place as top alternates in their sections. These students were just shy of earning a spot in the region jazz band.  We are proud of their hard work and their representation of the Quinlan-Ford Panther Band.
 
Kaitlyn Ard - Tenor Saxophone - 2nd Alternate
Kaija Short - Piano - 2nd Alternate
TJ Landess - Bass Guitar - 1st Alternate
 
Marty Filip
Director of Bands
Director of Fine Arts
ATSSB All-State Jazz Band Organizer
ATSSB Region 3 Webmaster