FHS Musicians Advance to State

FHS Musicians Advance to State
Posted on 03/02/2020

Congratulations to the music programs of the Ferris ISD Fine Arts! During the month of February, the student musicians of Ferris High School competed at the UIL Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest. In this competition, students perform a piece of instrumental or vocal music from a carefully curated list of prescribed music. Students may perform as a soloist or with other students in small groups. The performances are adjudicated by professors and professional musicians from the DFW area.  Students are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. The coveted "1" rating represents the highest level of student musicianship and is awarded with a medal. The following student musicians of the bands and choirs at Ferris High School brought home over fifty medals:

  • Yara Andrade
  • Vicente Arreola
  • Litzi Aveja
  • Abraham Balderas
  • Zachary Brennan
  • Edna Chairez
  • Catalina Coronado
  • Zachary Cox
  • Adrian Delatorre
  • Aaron Diaz
  • Yadira Diaz
  • Colman Flores 
  • Liliana Gallardo
  • Alan Garcia
  • Brenda Garcia
  • Jackeline Garcia
  • Nayeli Garcia
  • Amy Gonzalez
  • Maritza Gutierrez
  • Marvin Hernandez
  • Matthew Hernandez
  • Noe Herrera
  • Jewel Hilburn
  • Anita Izaguirre
  • Lauren Lippold
  • Jacqueline Lopez
  • Keyli Lopez
  • Laisha Lopez
  • Jasmin Martinez
  • Brisa Puente
  • Kevin Ramirez
  • Leslie Ramirez
  • Maritza Rea
  • Emily Rodriguez
  • Aurelio Salazar
  • Alyssa Santamaria
  • Alexandria Spence
  • Maria Tinajero
  • Viridiana Tinajero
  • Diana Valle
  • Leslie Velasco
  • Shelby Wiggins

Additionally, Ferris High School will send nine students on to the state competition held at the end of May in Austin. These students not only earn the coveted "1" rating and medal, but also performed the most difficult pieces of prescribed music from memory and without the aid of sheet music. The following students will represent the highest level of musicianship in Ferris ISD:

  • Jennefer Cabriales, trombone
  • Mauricio Juarez, trombone
  • Steven Rachel, saxophone
  • Ashley Ramirez, alto voice
  • Nicholas Ramirez, bass voice
  • Alonso Sicairos, trumpet
  • Uriel Soto, xylophone
  • Phillip Whitney, trombone
  • Emma Wright, soprano voice