On February 4, 2017, several members from the Santa Anna Mountaineer Band attended the District Solo & Ensemble Contest at Stephenville High School. The group has been preparing for this competition since returning to school from Christmas break.
Angie Calfa and Marin Guthrie both performed a Grade 1 solo (most difficult) on the xylophone titled Hora Staccato by Jascha Heifetz. The girls were required to memorize the piece in order to perform it for the judge. This was their first attempt at UIL Solo & Ensemble. They both did an amazing job.
The others who performed on Saturday included Trace Garrett, Tony Calfa, Chase Mc Iver, DJ Mattes, Ivan Olguin, (Advancing to State: Kloey Guerrero, Cody Robertson, Maribel Padilla, Madison Diaz, Mateo Lara, Kaleb Peeples, Domanic Enriquez, Ashley Beauchamp, Jake Smiley, Noah Garza. Daniel Garza also attended the competition as an alternate for the competition.
These student groups all performed a Grade 1 brass quintet (most difficult) called Largo and Finale from New World Symphony by Antonín Dvorák, and did an amazing job.
Advancing to State competition will be Kaleb Peeples, Domanic Enriquez, Ashley Beauchamp, Jake Smiley, Noah Garza, Kloey Guerrero, Cody Robertson, Maribel Padilla, Madison Diaz, Mateo Lara. This will be held in May.