Seminole “Pride of the Tribe” Marching Band Earns a Superior (I) Rating at their 2020 UIL Region Marching Contest

On Saturday, October 24th, the Seminole “Pride of the Tribe” Marching Band competed in the Region 16 UIL Marching Contest. The contest was held at Lowery Field in  Lubbock, TX. The title of their marching show this year is “Classics”. Songs for the show include “Toccata and Fugue in D minor”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”, “Swan  Lake”, and “Prelude in C-minor ”. The Marching Show was arranged by Wally Minko.

Bands are given one of five ratings, "1" being Superior, “2” being Excellent, “3” being  Average, “4” being Fair, and "5" being Poor. The “Pride of the Tribe, under the field direction of Drum Majors Whitlee Tate, Kaylee Garcia, and Drum Captain Ember Webb,  received a Division I (Superior Rating) for their performance. They were the only 4A  band in region 16 to earn straight 1’s from each judge.

 

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The Seminole High School Marching Band earned straight 1's (Superior Rating) for their Region Marching Contest. This is the 8th year in a row that they have earned a superior rating at the region contest. In fact, they were the only 4A band in the Region to earn this accomplishment.
 
The Marching Band placed in the Area Finals for the 2nd time in school history and earned 4th place (1st alternate to the State Marching Contest). This is the 2nd highest placement for the SHS Band at the Area Marching Contest. The highest placement for the band was 1st place during the 2008 Marching Season. 
 
 
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Drum Majors

drum majors at seminole high school

Kaylee Garcia and Whitlee Tate

All-Region | Area | State Honor Band Results

all region honor band at seminole high school
Kaylee Garcia, Luis Gameros, Alexia Gonzales, Caleb Stanley, Logan Jennings, Xavier Romero, Daniel Carrizales, David Fierro, Madison Feiler, and Erik Rocha. Not pictured is Ember Webb

All-Region Honor Band Auditions

All 11 students auditioned and made the All-Region Honor Band. All of the auditioning students made the Region Band, Area Band, and advanced to the final round of All-State.  Ember Webb and Daniel Carrizales were our highest-ranked students at state. Ember earned 3rd alternate in percussion, and Daniel earned 5th alternate in trumpet. 
 

All-Region | Area | State Jazz Band Awards

 
all region auditions
Left to Right: Justin Knelsen, Logan Jennings, Ember Webb, Angel Perez, Whitlee Tate, Seth Barrientes, Wyatt Henson, Luis Gameros, and Daniel Carrizales
 

All-Region Jazz Band: All 9 students auditioned and made the All-Region Jazz Bands.

Justin Knelsen, Logan Jennings, Ember Webb, Angel Perez, Whitlee Tate, Seth Barrientes, Wyatt Henson, Luis Gameros, and Daniel Carrizales

Area Jazz Band: 5 students placed in the Area Jazz Band

Ember Webb, Daniel Carrizales, Logan Jennings, Luis Gameros, and Seth Barrientes

State Jazz Band: 4 students placed in the state finals for the jazz competition.

Ember Webb, Daniel Carrizales, Logan Jennings, and Luis Gameros
 
 

3A-4A All-Region Band

13 students made the band and 2 students earned 1st alternate 
 
seminole isd all region band
Left to Right - Timothy McClain, Bryan Wiebe, Angel Perez, Austin Lacy, Seth Barrientes, Miguel Arreola, Kaegan Lovelady, Whitlee Tate, Laura Garcia, Jake Sumrow, Nevaeh Wiebe, Aubrey Brown, and Ravin Banman.
Not pictured: Wyatt Henson