Lake Travis HS band, choir, orchestra students earn top ratings at state contest

Lake Travis High School band, choir and orchestra students hit a high note at the University Interscholastic League State Solo-Ensemble Contest held May 28-30 at the University of Texas.

The following students received a ‘1’ or ‘superior’ rating and gold medal, and a ‘2’ for ‘excellent’ performance and silver medal:

Band
Noah Aguillon – Trumpet 2
Sreya Ayinala – Alto Saxophone 2, Saxophone Quartet 1
Barrett Baughn – Snare Drum 2
Amanda Black – Bass Clarinet 2
David Hellrung – French Horn 1
Nicholas Hernandez – Keyboard Percussion    1
Beckett Larcher – Timpani 2
Alex Noaks – Alto Saxophone 1
Nathaniel Plaxton – Alto Saxophone 1
Stephen Smith - Baritone Saxophone 1
Caitlyn Strickert – Flute 2
Jenny Wu – Keyboard Percussion 1

Choir
Kylie Andrews – Madrigal 1, Treble Voice 2
Micaela Beussman – Treble Small Ensemble 2, Treble Voice 2
Kate Brimmer – Madrigal 2, Treble Voice 2
Alexandra Brown – Madrigal 2, Treble Voice 1
Alaska Coombes – Treble Small Ensemble 1, Treble Voice 1
Anthony Fulco – Tenor-Bass Voice 1
Brooke Fulks – Treble Voice 2
Avery Goodwin – Treble Voice 2
Kelly Hearn – Treble Voice 2
Sarah Henry – Treble Voice 2
Haley Jones – Treble Voice 2
Rebecca Keathley – Treble Voice 2

Kaylyn Keith – Treble Voice 1
Audrey Larcher – Treble Voice 2
Yalin Liu – Piano 1
Jackie Lowy – Treble Voice 1
Mary Martindale – Treble Small Ensemble 2
Morgan May – Treble Voice 2
Jade Milam – Treble Voice 2
Parker Moore – Tenor-Bass Voice 1
Nicole van Heijningen – Treble Voice 2

Orchestra
Isabella El-Hage and Charlotte Saunders – Cello Duet 1
Gary Liu – Piano Solo 1

Additionally, Jenny Wu was one of approximately 300 student-musicians statewide selected as an Outstanding Performer.

For more information about the 2016 UIL State Solo-Ensemble Contest, visit www.uiltexas.org/music/tssec.