Four band members receive All- State honors


Members of the band advancing to All-State included: Sharif Long on Tuba, Reed Guinta, English Horn, Claudia Corpeno, B’ Clarinet and John Cruz on the Baritone Saxaphone. (Taryn Marceleno photo)

Four members of the DHS Band were recently named as part of the All-State Band after being being selected from over 55,000 students around the Dallas area who auditioned Jan. 9.

In the first round of the competition Duncanville had a record number of 139 students earn a place in the All Region Bands and 11 students earned the title of “first chair.”

Thirty Six Duncanville students advanced to the next level of competition, Pre Area. Those students will participate in the Texas Music Educators Association’s Region 20 clinic and concert January 21-22 at Duncanville High School.

From Pre-Area, 18 students advance to the Area audition and four students were chosen to the All State Band and one was chosen as an alternate. The four students represent the top 1-percent of all high school band students from across the state.


All Region 1st Chairs:
Reed Giunta, English Horn
John Cruz, Baritone Saxophone
Monique Sanford, Flute
Nathan Frickle, French Horn
Patrick Sanford, Euphonium
Lauren Wallace, Piccolo
Rebeca Zambrano, E-flat Clarinet
Salvador Vega, Bass Clarinet
Nathaniel Trujillo, Alto Saxophone
Harrington Hurdle, Percussion
Robert Graham, Contrabass

Ramiro Caballero, Tenor Trombone
Monique Sanford, Flute
Corinne Daniels, Oboe
Arely Torres, B-flat Clarinet
David Williams Jr., Trumpet
Madeline Smith, Trumpet
Nathan Frickle, French Horn
Megan Foster, French Horn
Matthew Acosta, Bass Trombone
Euphonium, Patrick Sanford
Jason Alanis, Jr., Tuba
Isaiah Waters, Percussion
Karxyriah Ashley, Bassoon
Kahlil Wyatt, Tenor Trombone

All State Band:
Reed Giunta, English Horn
Claudia Corpeno, B-flat Clarinet
John Cruz, Baritone Saxophone
Sharif Long, Tuba
Ramiro Caballero, Tenor Trombone *all state alternate