Falcon Band Brings Home 29 State Medals

Posted by LDISD on 6/9/2016

The Lake Dallas High Falcon Band took 48 musicians to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin. Over the course of the 3 day contest, which took place in 3 locations (simultaneously) and encompassed more than 29,000 entries, the Falcon Band members received the following accolades.

Superior Rated Soloists – Gold Medal

Austin Benedetti – Snare Solo

Austin Benedetti – Marimba Solo

Aaron Ruggiere – Marimba Solo

Blake Holman – Marimba Solo

Blake Holman – Timpani Solo

Kate Sweeney – Marimba Solo

Jared Collier – Marimba Solo


Excellent Rated Soloists – Silver Medal

Chandler Skinner – Euphonium

Angel Muniz – Marimba Solo

Angel Muniz – Snare Solo

Janae O’Connell- Marimba Solo

Janae O’Connell – Snare Solo

Gaby Estes – Clarinet Solo

Jared Collier – Snare Solo

Jamie Weston – Marimba Solo

Jamie Weston – Snare Solo

Kayvon Bernstein – Marimba Solo

Jaiden Collins – Snare Solo

Gratzelly Marquez – Snare Solo

Matthew Elder – Marimba Solo

Tara Halvorsen – Flute Solo

Aaron Ruggiere – Snare Solo

Emily Kelling – Marimba Solo

Amanda Lawrence – Marimba Solo

Alec Townsend – Marimba Solo

Alison Milyo – Marimba Solo

Kara Chidester – Alto Saxophone Solo

Kaitlyn Kennedy – French Horn Solo


Superior Rated Ensemble – Gold Medal

Saxophone Quintet – Flight of the Bumblebee

Anna Rodionova, Soprano Saxophone

Kara Chidester, Alto Saxophone

Jonah Covich, Alto Saxophone

Harris Anwar, Tenor Saxophone

Jonah Derrick, Baritone Saxophone