Band Members Excel at Regional Competition

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Liberty Christian’s band scored a superior rating of 1’s almost across the board at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Regional Competition held at Liberty on March 1. 

“Congratulations to Liberty’s band for an amazing performance!” said Scott Himel, band director. “Band members have worked for months to prepare for this single event, and we are all extremely proud of their efforts.”  

The day began with rehearsals from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., followed by the competition events from 12 noon – 9:30 p.m.  

“This year, we entered each of our 25 students into the maximum allowed roster of various solos, plus two concert bands and five ensemble events per student, adding up to an staggering 27 band songs plus 11 individual solos,” Himel said.Each student performed an average of 15 songs over a nine-hour playing schedule.”

Liberty’s 2012 TAPPS regional results are below:
1 Concert Band  
1 Sight Reading  
     
1 Senior Concert Band  
1 Sight Reading  
     
1 Senior Jazz Band  
  Saxes Matt Walsh, Lizzy Robinson, Miranda Frizzell, Erin Achenbach, and Jordan Sharp
  Trumpets and Trombones Aaron Ilami, Trevor Dondrea, Erin Ramsey, and Logan McDivitt
  Drums Austin Crabill and Austin Hudelson
  Guitars/Bass Josh McAlister, Rachel Lorentz, Kyle Lewis, and Tiffany Lu
     
2 Big Fish Swing Band  
  Saxes Rusty Vittrup, Matt Walsh, Jacob McAlister, and Jordan Sharp
  Trumpets and Trombones Aaron Ilami, Trevor Dondrea, Erin Ramsey, and Logan McDivitt
  Drums Sawyer Teague and Luis Venzor
  Guitars/Bass Rachel Lorentz and Jack Dastugue
     
1 Jazz Combo 1  
  Saxes Lizzy Robinson, Miranda Frizzell, and Erin Achenbach
  Trumpet Aaron Ilami
  Drums Tiffany Lu and Jarius White
  Guitars/Bass Rachel Lorentz, Jack Dastugue, and Rusty Vittrup
  Piano Rusty Vittrup
  Vocal Erin Ramsey
     
1 Jazz Combo 2  
  Sax Matt Walsh
  Trumpet Trevor Dondrea
  Trombone Logan McDivitt
  Drums Austin Hudelson and Sawyer Teague
  Guitars/Bass Josh McAlister, Kyle Lewis, and Tiffany Lu
     
1 Jazz Combo 3  
  Flute KJ Lee
  Drums Austin Crabill and Luis Venzor
  Guitars/Bass Rachel Lorentz, Josh McAlister, Jack Dastugue, and Kyle Lewis
     
     
1 Clarinet Quartet 1 Lizzy Robinson, Erin Achenbach, Rusty Vittrup, and Jacob McAlister
     
1 Clarinet Quartet 2 Rusty Vittrup, Jacob McAlister, Erin Achenbach, and Justin Mooneyham
     
1 Sax Quartet 1 Matt Walsh, Lizzy Robinson, Miranda Frizzell, and Jordan Sharp
     
1 Sax Quartet 2 Matt Walsh, Rusty Vittrup, Jacob McAlister, and Jordan Sharp
     
1 Brass Ensemble Aaron Ilami, Trevor Dondrea, Erin Ramsey, Logan McDivitt, and Josh McAlister
     
1 Percussion Ensemble 1 Austin Crabill, Sawyer Teague, Luis Venzor, and Austin Hudelson
     
1 Percussion Ensemble 2 Jarius White, Tiffany Lu, Luis Venzor, and Austin Crabill
     
1 Percussion Ensemble 3 Austin Crabill, Sawyer Teague, Luis Venzor, Austin Hudelson, Jarius White, and Tiffany Lu
     
  Solos  
1 Austin Crabill Timpani
1 Austin Hudelson Snare Drum
1 KJ Lee Flute
2 Lizzy Robinson Alto Sax
1 Lizzy Robinson Clarinet
1 Matt Walsh Alto Sax
1 Matt Walsh Piano
2 Miranda Frizzell Tenor Sax
1 Rusty Vittrup Clarinet
1 Sawyer Teague Snare Drum
1 Tiffany Lu Timpani
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