BHS Students Receive Top Ratings at Region 7

Students advance to State
Posted on 02/23/2016

NINE BALLINGER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE IN UIL VOCAL SOLO AND ENSEMBLE COMPETITION, ONE BALLINGER JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT RECEIVES TOP RATNG

 

Nine Ballinger High School students received top ratings at the Region 7 UIL Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest, held at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Saturday, February 22, and qualified for participation in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest, to be held at Hendrickson High School in Plfugerville, near Austin, on May 28, 29, and 30. 

 

Students taking Division I (Superior) ratings and gold medals on class 1 vocal solos (solos of a high difficulty level) are:

 

McKenzie Arrott                                                        Zakk Ottmers

Bailey Dunn                                                               Jordan Reitmayer

Meredith Gray                                                           James Rouse

Clarice McKinnon                                                      Michael Young

Jackson Miller                                                           

                                                                                                                                   

Students receiving Division II (Excellent) ratings are:

 

Marina DeHoyos

Holly Huston

Raven Parra

Nicole Rouse 

 

In the junior high (middle school) division, seventh grader Layla Staker received a Division I (Superior) rating and medal on her solo.

 

Those in middle school do not advance to state. 

 

Ida Lee Ellis and Matthew Cleveland played the piano accompaniments for the students.

                                               

Meredith and Jackson are also qualified for state on their instrumental solos.

 

Dale Ellis is sponsor of secondary choral activities. Junior High Band Director Matt Cleveland, Theater Arts Director Deidra Dallas, and Starr Sims, mother of Zakk Ottmers, traveled with the vocalists and served as sponsors for the event.

 

We extend our congratulations to each of these for their outstanding musical achievements.

 

 

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