February 10, 2020
The GHS Redcoat Band was outstanding at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday in Sanger. They took an unprecedented 50 entries, and came home with 63 medals!
The following students certified to the State Solo and Ensemble contest on Solos: Mason Lorne, Alto Sax, Luis Avila, Tenor Sax, Emanuel Vargas, Bari Sax, Cesar Barrios, Trumpet
Harmony Rutherford, French Horn, Eduardo Huerta, Bass Trombone, Mauricio Millan, Tuba
Desmond Pouncil, Keyboard Percussion, Micah Sharpe, Keyboard Percussion and Katelyn Fryberger, Keyboard Percussion.
These students performed a Class 1 solo, which is college level literature, containing 2 and 3 pages of music, by memory, and received a first division.
Earning first divisions on a Class 1 solo, but performing with the music were Ceci Corona, Clarinet, Taryn Jones, Trumpet, Aedan Kemp, Trombone, Melody Rutherford, Trombone and
Ramiro Huerta, Euphonium
Earning Second divisions on Class 1 solos were Katie Malavar, Flute, Keller Neu, Alto Sax
Ariadna Ramos, Keyboard Percussion
Earning First Divisions on Class 2 (Typical high school level) solos were Theresa Mote, Flute,
Rory Boss, Flute, Devin Johnson, Alto Sax, Esmerelda Hernandez, Trumpet, Christian Martinez, Trombone, Allessandro Contreras, Tuba, Mason Bean, Keyboard Percussion
Earning Second Divisions on a Class 2 Solo were Jenifer Mejia, Paola Rico, Flute, Mirthsa Zimora, Flute, Melaina Denison, Clarinet, Anthony Solis, Clarinet, Fernanda Aranda, Alto Sax, and Kaitlyn Wyatt, Trumpet.
Earning a first Division on a Class 3 solo, was Joseph Craven.
State Qualifying Ensembles were Clarinet Quartet (Ceci Corona, Melaina Denison, Abby Fierro, Anthony Solis), Brass Quintet (Cesar Barios, Taryn Jones, Harmony Rutherford, Melody Rutherford, Mauricio Millan), Trumpet Trio (Esmerelda Hernandez, Luis Garcia, Kaitlyn Wyatt)
Trombone Trio (Eduardo Huerta, Ramiro Huerta, Aedan Kemp) and Percussion Ensemble (Mason Bean, Katelyn Fryberger, Brandon Graham, Jacob Morgan, Desmond Pouncil, Ariadna Ramos, Micah Sharpe, Zachary Tucker, Caleb Vega)
Earning a Second division on a Class 1 ensemble:
Flute Trio (Katie Malavar, Theresa Mote, Paola Rico)
Saxophone Quartet (Louis Avila, Mason Lorne, Keller Neu, Emanuel Vargas)
Earning a First division on a Class 3 ensemble:
Trumpet Trio 2 (Makayla Davis, Jesus Melchor, Alexa Nieves
This totals 10 soloists, and 5 ensembles including 27 Redcoats who have qualified for state on a solo, an ensemble or both. We will have additional students who will qualify for State in the Music Theory event.
Baker signs with NWOSU
Vet Med students get up close experience
Leopards battle Wichita Falls Rider
Lady Leopard Powerlifting makes it three in a row!
Katelyn catches a calf!
OAP Gearing up for another run
No school on Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th
We appreciate your support as students get accustomed to the new cell phone policy. It takes an adjustment period but we will continue to keep the instructional focus in our classrooms and hallways.
Just as a reminder:
Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, hallways and restrooms. They must be stored or put away during the instructional day.
Cell phones are allowed to be used before 8:15 in the cafeteria AND during a student's assigned lunch period in the cafeteria.
● On the first offense and second offense, the telecommunications device shall be confiscated and then returned to the parent with a warning for the student/parent. The parent and student will sign the written warning.
● On the third offense (and incremental offenses thereafter), a $15 fine shall be required before the telecommunications device is returned. ○ A parent may elect to forgo the fine in place of an alternative deterrent.
■ If the fine is not paid, the student will be required to report to the front office to turn in their electronic device(s) each day for a period of five consecutive school days. The device(s) will be available for student retrieval at the conclusion of each school day for this situation only. All other confiscations must be retrieved by a parent and/or guardian.
Monday, February 10
Baseball vs. Callisburg
Tuesday, February 11
JV Soccer vs. Sherman
Girls/ Boys BB vs. Sanger
Thursday, February 13
Powerlifting @ Howe
Track @ Lake Dallas
Friday, February 14
Girls/ Boys Basketball vs. Melissa
Girls/ Boys Soccer vs. Anna
Saturday, February 15
Baseball vs. Paradise
Softball @ Callisburg