High-school musicians competed at the Region 28 Solo and Ensemble competition on Jan. 20.

With their outstanding performances, select students advanced to the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest. Students were required to perform in front of judges and receive a first division rating to qualify.

State qualifiers will have the chance to showcase their musical talents and compete against the best student-musicians at the State contest to be held at the University of Texas on Saturday, May 26.


  • Harlingen High School Orchestra – State Qualifiers (click to expand)

    Jewelie Lujan (10), Violin
    Ariana Castillo (10), Violin
    Kate Scaief (11), Violin
    Sarah Flores (12), Cello
    Matthew Garcia (11), Viola
    Claudia Reyes (12)

    Sarah Flores (12) and Matthew Garcia (11)

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  • Harlingen High School South Band – State Qualifiers (click to expand)

    Everado Flores (10), Flute
    Ethan Gonzalez (9), Alto Sax
    Victoria Wells (11), Flute
    Jazlyn Rodriguez (10), Flute
    Jacob Rodriguez (9), Trombone
    Yasmin Cantu (10), Baritone
    Jonathan Navarette (12), Clarinet
    Catherine Duncan (10), Flute
    Kevin Perez (12), Bass Clarinet
    Mathew Gonzalez (12), Bass trombone
    Mia Sanchez (11), French Horn
    Cassidy O’Rear (9), Clarinet
    Saul Velez (11), Trombone
    Maya Wilson (10), Clarinet
    Daphne Olvera (12), Clarinet
    Nick Tapia (12), Baritone
    Victoria Romo (11), Marimba
    Brian Ruelas (11), Marimba
    Kara LeMarr (10), Marimba
    Gilbert Guaderrama (10), Snare Drum
    Rachel Hood (11), Marimba

    Clarinet Quartet:
    Jonathan Navarette (12), Cassidy O’Rear (9), Kevin Perez (12), and Maya Wilson (10)

    Flute Trio:
    Catherine Duncan (10), Victoria Wells (11), and Jazlyn Rodriguez (10)

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  • Harlingen High School South Choir – State Qualifiers (click to expand)

    David Alvarez (10), Bass
    Michelle Andrade (9), Soprano
    Rodrigo Arellano (12), Tenor
    Clarissa Benavides (12), Soprano
    Donna Sahara (12), Mezzo-Soprano
    Gabriella Garza (10), Mezzo-Soprano
    Jared Gonzales (12), Bass
    Janae Gonzales (11), Soprano
    Jesus Hernandez (11), Bass
    Eric Lopez (11), Tenor
    Noel Lopez (11), Bass
    Madelynn Maldonado (11), Soprano
    Adonai Martinez (10), Soprano
    Starla Mendoza (10), Mezzo-Soprano
    Luis Munoz (10), Baritone
    Sarah Ramos (12), Soprano
    Edith Rodriguez (10), Mezzo-Soprano
    Rmada Salinas (12), Mezzo-Soprano
    Angela Soto (12), Mezzo-Soprano
    Monica Villarreal (10), Soprano

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  • Harlingen High School South Orchestra – State Qualifiers (click to expand)

    James Abbott (9), Violin
    Isela Cruz (12), Viola
    Erika Hernandez (12) Piano
    Jamie Hockaday (12), Viola
    Matthew Moore (12), Violin
    Isaiah Valdez (11), Cello
    Destini Villarreal (12), Cello
    Hailey Welch (10), Violin


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