Athens Review, Athens, Texas

December 18, 2013

Athens band recognized

The Athens Review

Athens — From Staff Reports

Members of the “Pride of the Hornets” band have earned All-Region Band Honors for 2013.  

Over 800 students from across East Texas competed this past Friday, Dec. 13 for the prestigious honor band.  

Those selected from Athens High School are Kay Solomon, Hanna Baker, Monica Julian, Victoria McDonald, Shawntae Teague, Brian Lookabaugh, Jacob Ickes, Diamond Mitchell, Ben van der Colff, Daniel Scotchmer, Robert Lenington, Mollie Davies, Russell Ingram, Nathan Eckert, Dakota Lindsey, Juan Lopez, Jacob Bywaters, and Jordan Solomon.  

Four students finished at the top of their sections and will advance to the area round of competition to be held in January with the opportunity to advance to be a member of the All-State Band.  

Those selected to advance are Shawntae Teague, Diamond Mitchell, Ben van der Colff, and Jacob Bywaters.

Athens Middle School students selected to the All-Region Band are:  Allison Martinez, Yuvia Leon, Taylor Homolka, Alexis Rondan, Esperanza Hernandez, Karina Barrientos, Breonna Jackson, Kimbely Romero, Cesar Baron, Isabel Hardin, Yulissa Lopez, Kelcee Johnson, Valeria Sanchez, Baylee Deshazo, Ryan Newman, Natalie Harrel, Kelley Berry, Evan Ellis, Ian Collins, Jessica Dubose, Adam Dacha, Ideal Ademaj, Ryan Honea, Pedro Fraire, Drake Grammer, Ana Vasquez, and Michelle Bywaters.

The All-Region Band performance will be on Jan. 18, 2014 at Chapel Hill High School.