UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest
Members of the FHS Panther Band competed in the Region 3 UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest recently at Mesquite High School. 15 members of the band prepared and performed a solo and/or ensemble for a Judge at the regional contest to gain advancement to the Texas State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest. Three students gained advancement in two events that were certified for the UIL State Contest. These students had to meet the criteria of performing a Class I solo (memorized) or ensemble and earn a Division I from the judge to advance to the State Contest. This is a very difficult process to go through and the students cannot receive any help from a director at the contest. Earning a Division I or Superior Rating means the students performed their selections with minimal to no intonation issues, tempo issues or rhythm issues. The students have to work together to perform their selections with appropriate and matching styles, articulations and musical nuances.
The following students exceeded the UIL criteria for advancement to the Texas State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin, TX on May 24th.
Adam Myers (Advanced on a solo and ensemble)
Lenora Willman (Advanced on a solo and ensemble)
Kristen Wolfe (Advanced on a solo and ensemble)
In addition to those students who advanced to the state level contest, the Quinlan-Ford band students excelled in other parts of the contest.
Students Earning a Division I or Superior Rating
Students Earning a Division II or Excellent Rating