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Chieftain band members named to All-Region

Members of the Chieftain Band traveled to West Texas A&M January 13-14 to participate in the Class A-AAA All-Region Bands. Each year, the Association of Texas Small School Bands, or ATSSB, sponsors the selection of outstanding high school band students to perform in the annual All-Region Clinic and Concert. The process of selection is very competitive as the two High School All-Region Bands, and two Junior High bands, are made up of students from four high school classifications in the panhandle: A, AA, AAA, and AAAA. Top students are ranked according to their tryout performance and placed according to that ranking in either the top band, Symphonic or in the second band, Concert.

In all Friona had 28 student earn the honor of participating in this event. The High School band students include:

Symphonic Members: Hadley White, Damian Rodriguez, and Angel Mills

Concert Members: Brooklynne Johnston, Briana Padilla, Stephanie Corralez, Beatris Molina, Angel Valencia, Kessley Salinas, Nathan Flores, Brandon Douglas, Alan Lechuga, Angelica Molina, Edvin Tzunux, Junior Reyes, and Juan Mendoza

Junior High School Symphonic Members: Malachi Torres, Juan Salinas, Daniela Rodriguez, Lluvia Reyes, and Octovio Padron

Concert Band Members: Audranna Trevion, Jaqueline Reyes, Jose Ticum, Magadalena Licerio, Mirelly Armendariz, Nohemi Castillo, and Rafael Carranza

“We are not only proud of all the students who made the bands this year, but all of the students who auditioned,” stated Band Director Chris Rackley.