Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dawson Band Students Advance in Region Auditions

Throughout the past week, over 1200 middle school band students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Carroll ISD auditioned for the Region 24 Middle School All Region Bands. Of the 400 students selected, 42 were from Dawson Middle School. Dawson had the second highest number of students make the bands out of the 21 schools in the Region.

Elizabeth File- 8th Chair Flute, Wind Ensemble
Camille Pardoe- 11th Chair Flute, Honor Band
Allison Semadeni- 4th Chair Flute, Concert Band
Sophia LeBlanc- 7th Chair Flute, Concert Band
Erin Fritz- Flute Alternate
Bill Kahn- 4th Chair Oboe, Honor Band
Andrew Kim- Oboe Alternate
Nolan Mikolasik- 2nd Chair Bassoon, Symphonic Band
Isabella Grice- 16th Chair Clarinet, Wind Ensemble
Nick Walker- 16th Chair Clarinet, Honor Band
Isabella Miller- 17th Chair Clarinet, Honor Band
Jessica Creech- 3rd Chair Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Emily Stalder- 7th Chair Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Steven Mediterraneo- 14th Chair Clarinet, Concert Band
Alexa Aponte- 4th Chair Bass Clarinet, Wind Ensemble
Viraaj Kovela- 2nd Chair Bass Clarinet, Symphonic Band
Tori Thomas- 4th Chair Bass Clarinet, Honor Band
Allen Zhou- 2nd Chair Alto Sax, Honor Band
Alvin Zhang- 4th Chair Alto Sax, Concert Band
Ethan Budvitis- 1st Chair Tenor Sax, Symphonic Band
Ethan Kim- 2nd Chair Tenor Sax, Honor Band
Sarah Andrews- 2nd Chair Bari Sax, Symphonic Band
Jenna Eads- 2nd Chair Bari Sax, Wind Ensemble
Natalie Whalen- 2nd Chair Trumpet, Wind Ensemble
Kayla Nguyen- 4th Chair Trumpet, Honor Band
Cole Ragsdale- 6th Chair Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Christopher Ciccone- 9th Trumpet, Symphonic Band
Katherine Shofran- 5th Chair Trumpet, Concert Band
Sai Mahapatra- 10th Chair Trumpet, Concert Band
Cece Sutherland- 1st Chair Horn, Wind Ensemble
Sahaj Singh- 2nd Chair Horn, Symphonic Band
Caitlyn Hanlon- 4th Chair Horn, Concert Band
Eric Meyne- 8th Chair Trombone, Wind Ensemble
Gregory Salazar- 1st Chair Trombone, Honor Band
Asher Stevens- 4th Chair Trombone, Honor Band
Peter Adams- 7th Chair Trombone, Symphonic Band
Matt Hahn- 7th Chair Trombone, Concert Band
Jack Crump- Trombone Alternate
Destin Blanchard- 3rd Chair Euphonium, Symphonic Band
Ryan Seltzer- 2nd Chair Euphonium, Concert Band
Jacob Ammermann- 3rd Chair Tuba, Wind Ensemble
Naysan Sahba- 4th Chair Percussion, Wind Ensemble
Claire Casey- 4th Chair Percussion, Honor Band
Spencer Foster- 5th Chair Percussion, Honor Band
Desi West- 8th Chair Percussion, Symphonic Band
Chaya Hemanth- Percussion Alternate

Dragon Jazz Students Successful at Auditions

Members of Carroll Jazz selected to All-Region following last weekend’s auditions. Over 100 students from high schools in Frisco, Carrollton, Lake Dallas, Farmers Branch, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake competed at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton for placement in a spot in one of two 20-member jazz ensembles.

At the end of the day, 15 of  Carroll Jazz students placed in one of the two bands. Six Dragons placed in the top group, and will have the opportunity to audition for All-State Jazz next week.

Carroll-Jazz-thumbnailJazz Ensemble 1 (Will audition for All-State Jazz)

  • Alto Sax 1 – Adam Sasek
  • Tenor Sax 1 – Will Nathman
  • Trumpet 1 – Adam Horne
  • Trumpet 2 – Colter Johnson
  • Trumpet 3 – Mylon Johnson
  • Trombone 3 – Christopher Cunningham

Jazz Ensemble 2

  • Tenor Sax 2 – Kyle Cantrell
  • Bari Sax – Zach Susskind
  • Trumpet 1 – Keara Hanlon
  • Trombone 1 – Austin Woolsey
  • Trombone 2 – Jaden Curreri
  • Trombone 5 – Jackson Bicart
  • Guitar – Ryan Burks
  • Piano – Ariel Szekely
  • Drumset – Jackson Wright

2014 Variety Show Audition Registration

The Dragon Choir Booster Club will host the 30th annual Variety Show on February 21-22 at Carroll Senior High School.

Auditions are open to the Southlake community. The last day to register for an audition is Jan. 17. Audition fees are $5 for individuals/ duets and $10 for groups of three or more.

For more information, click here to download the flyer or visit MySouthlakeNews.com. Register online at www.dragonchoir.net.

Dragons Named to Region 24 Honor Bands

Nearly two dozen Carroll ISD students recently completed a multi-phase audition to determine placement and advancement to the Area Audition.

22 students were selected to the Region 24 Honor Bands. The Region 24 Honor Band Clinic and Concert will be January 23- 24 at Frisco Heritage, Liberty and Little Elm High Schools.

From this Hannah Bronson, a Junior who plays Piccolo will advance to the Area Audition round competition on January 11 at Abilene Christian University.

  • Hannah Bronson, Piccolo, Symphonic
  • Pearce Brown, Trombone, Concert
  • Carleigh Grupe, Piccolo, Concert
  • Mollie Danel, Flute, Concert
  • Thi Tran, Flute, Symphonic
  • Shay Guerin, Oboe, Concert
  • Julia Snook, Clarinet, Symphonic
  • Leslie Yap, Clarinet, Concert, Concert
  • Wongyeong Seong, Clarinet, Concert
  • Ganesh Setty, Alto Saxophone, Concert
  • Philip Brown, Alto Saxophone, Concert
  • Ryan Adler, Alto Saxophone, Symphonic
  • Tanner Deters, Alto Saxophone, Symphonic
  • Tien Tran, Alto Saxophone, Concert
  • Adam Horne, Trumpet, Concert
  • Christopher Weisberg, Trumpet, Concert
  • Christopher Cunningham, Trombone, Symphonic
  • Nicholas DiCapua, Euphonium, Concert
  • Tiger Yang, Tuba, Symphonic

Freshman Band

  • Avery Daly, Piccolo
  • Rebecca Neeley, Clarinet
  • Keara Hanalon, French Horn

Best of luck and congratulation to these outstanding Dragon Band members for their accomplishment.

Dragon All-Region Choir Results

The following choir students under the direction of Marla Ringel and Bradley Kerley made the 2013 All-Region Choir:  Sarah Carron, May Chinn, Lauren Fancher, Talia Flores, Sophia Formella, Colton Hess, Elizabeth Hick, Megan Pierson, Kate Pruitt and Tori Tew.  They were chosen out of roughly 550-600 singers from our region to represent the top 200 in the Region XXIV Choir.  They had the opportunity to participate in the Region Clinic and Concert under the direction of Dr. Joni Jensen from Texas Woman’s University, and Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, and accomplished composer and director at Oklahoma State University.

These auditions lead to the Texas All-State Choir which recognizes the very top singers in the state of Texas.  Students begin the process in September with roughly 15,000 beginning the audition process throughout Texas.  Students must make it through all four rounds of auditions to make the All-State Choir.  Sarah Carron, May Chinn, Sophia Formella, Colton Hess, Megan Pierson and Tori Tew continued the to the third audition against the other top students in surrounding regions at Pre-Area auditions in November.

Two students auditioning next month at Area are Sophomore Megan Pierson and Senior Colton Hess.

Auditions Set for 30th Annual Variety Show

Do you have a talent you would love to show off in front of an appreciative local crowd?  The Carroll Senior High School Dragon Choir Booster Club is looking for Southlake residents to perform in the 30th Annual Variety Show on February 21 and 22, 2013.

Auditions are open to the Southlake community and registration begins December 13.  Interested residents are asked to register for an audition by going to the choir website, www.dragonchoir.net to submit an online registration form.  Registration ends on January 17, 2014.  Audition fees are $5 for individuals/duets and $10 for groups of three or more to be paid at auditions.  Acts will have a four-minute maximum time limit and all pre-recorded music must be submitted as part of the online registration form in an mp3/mp4 format.  Notifications for audition date and time will be posted on the website on January 22.  Auditions will take place on January 28 and 29, from 4-9 pm in the choir room at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 West Southlake Blvd., in Southlake.  Finally, audition selections will be posted by February 7 on the same choir website, www.dragonchoir.net.  Dress Rehearsals will take place on February 17 and 18. 

The Variety Show has been a community institution for thirty years.  The participation in this event grows every year, and up to 150 performers and acts are expected to audition this year.  Last year’s show included entertainers of all ages from many different backgrounds.  Highlights included performances by the several local dance studios, the Green Man Group, and several talented CISD administrators.  The Carroll High School Show Choirs will also perform. 

The show will take place on February 21 and 22 in the Carroll Senior High School auditorium beginning at 7 pm both nights. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults for each night.  New this year – $5 tickets will be sold to CISD employees who show their ID badge when purchasing tickets.  Be sure to come both nights because each evening is a different show with different performances! 

Businesses are encouraged to help sponsor the event and purchase advertising in the Variety Show program book.  More details can be found on the choir website.  Proceeds from the variety Show are used for choir scholarships, music and equipment, as well as the end-of-year choir banquet. 

For more information, contact Lorianne Hartman, Variety Show Coordinator, at (817) 403-5463.   You may also check the choir’s website at www.dragonchoir.net.  Click on Variety Show.

Carroll Jazz Earns Outstanding Results

Members of the Carroll Jazz Band competed at the Region 24 Jazz Audition on Saturday, Sept. 21 in Frisco. Carroll ISD Director of Jazz Bands, David Lown said the competition was very tough and Carroll students came back with outstanding results.

The following students were selected to the Jazz Ensemble 1 and will audition for All-State Jazz Ensemble: Chris Weisberg, Adam Horne, Christopher Cunningham, Kenny Martin and Stephen Ma.

Tanner Deters, Colton Ginn, Ryan Adler, Pearce Brown, Ray Teer and Ryan Fields were selected to Jazz Ensemble 2. Jackson Wright  was selected as 1st alternate – drums, Nathan Fritz was selected as 1st alternate – trombone, Tien Tran received 1st alternate – alto sax and Daniel Canterino is 1st alternate – tenor sax.

For more information about the TMEA Region 24 Jazz Ensembles, visit the website by clicking here.