Navy and Gold band members from the Dr. Abraham P. Cano Freshman Academy made their mark at the Region 28 Ninth Grade Region Band Auditions on Dec. 7.
After an outstanding performance, a total of 21 students from both bands earned chair positions on the ninth grade Region ensemble.
From the Navy band, Sophia Molina earned fourth chair, Ernest Asebedo earned 13th chair, and Clarissa De La Rosa earned 14th chair in the Clarinet section. Aissa Longoria earned 1st chair in Contra Clarinet. Noe Munoz earned first chair Bassoon. Josue Ayala earned first chair Baritone Sax. Devin Porras earned third chair and Abram Alaniz earned fourth chair in the Trumpet section. Amanda Pena earned firstchair Horn, and Joe Gonzalez earned first chair Euphonium. Joseph Perez earned first chair and Ricardo Reyes earned fifth chair in the Tuba section. Jacklynn Renteria earned second chair, Ricky Gonzalez earned third chair, and Tyler Vela earned sixth chair in Percussion.
With their selections, the Navy Band had the most students earn a place on the ensemble this year.
From the Gold band, Ashley Martinez earned eighth chair in the Clarinet section. Elias Sifuentes earned fourth chair in the Baritone section. Christian Palacios earned 5th chair and Adrian Gallegos earned fourth chair in the Trombone section. Both, Rogelio Rodriguez earned seventh chair and Daniel Ruiz earned eighth chair in the French Horn Section.
The students that were selected from both bands will play in the Region concert along with many other students from Donna to Brownsville at the Performing Arts Center on Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m.