Fourteen from SSHS named to Freshman All Region Band
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Fourteen 9th graders from Sulphur Springs High School earned seats on the Freshman All Region Band, which will participate in the clinic to be held on Jan. 28 in Mount Pleasant. Pictured left to right are: (front) Brandon Fain, Eddie Arciga, Bonnie Grafton, Kaci Mohon and Regan Gilmore; (middle) William McCauley, Victor Gonzalez and Shelby Blezinger; and (back) Will Long, Heath Robinson, Jacob Mazoch and Jordan Owens. Not pictured are Cooper Welch and Chance Adams.
Staff Photo By Angela Pitts

Dec. 9, 2005 -- Sulphur Springs High School earlier this week had 14 ninth graders earn seats on the Freshman All Region Band, which will participate in the clinic to be held Jan. 28 in Mount Pleasant.

"We had 18 kids try out and 14 to make the band," SSHS Director of Bands Charles McCauley said. "This is just a really good group of kids. We're really proud of them. They have to play music in front of judges. They have a letter assigned them and they have to try out in front of their peers."

Of the freshman earning first through eighth place seats on the All Region band, two were clarinetists, three were saxophonists, four were trombone players, two were baritones, and three percussionists.

The three students selected to first chair included Jacob Mazoch, alto sax; Eddie Arciga, trombone; and William McCauley, baritone. 

Kaci Mohon will play second chair clarinet while Heath Robinson takes second chair in the alto saxophone section.

Cooper Welch earned fourth chair trombone and Shelby Blezinger fourth chair percussion.

Students earning fifth chair in their sections include Chance Adams on trombone, Bonnie Grafton on alto sax, and Jordan Owens on percussion; while sixth chair went to Will Long, percussion, and Victor Gonzales, baritone.

Regan Gilmore will play eighth chair clarinet, and Brandon Fain eighth chair trombone.

"Some will go on to participate in the ninth through 12th grade All Region Band, which will be Friday," McCauley said.

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