GCHS Band Students Advance To State

The Garden City High School band students traveled to Dodge City for Regional Solo/Small Ensemble contest on Saturday, April 6, 2024.  The school took 26 students to perform at the regional solo/ensemble festival. There were a total of 26 events, 23 solos and three ensembles.

The GCHS band soloists and ensembles that received a “I” rating will advance to state competition in Topeka on April 27th. The soloists include: Sebastian Bonilla, Trombone; Seth Palacio, Bass Clarinet; Ivan Rivas, Trumpet; Evelyn Arroyo, Horn; Angel Robledo, Flute; Luis Vasquez, Euphonium; Ezequiel Lopez, Clarinet; Luis Martinez, Alto Saxophone; Pablo Aguilar, Tenor Saxophone; Emma Banwell, Trumpet; and Jacob Pammenter, Snare Drum. The ensembles include: Saxophone Trio: Pablo Aguilar, Luis Martinez, Adriana Montoya. Flute Trio: Angel Robledo, Aiden Valdivia, Raquel Cuevas. Brass Quartet: Evelyn Arroyo, Emma Banwell, Gabriel Buruca, Kyle Miller

Soloists that received a “II” rating include: Juan Soto, Trumpet; Anabel Reyes, Clarinet; Aiden Valdivia, Alto Saxophone; Mario Fuentes, Bass Clarinet; Shelby Armstrong, Baritone Saxophone; Bradley Love, Trumpet; Savanna Reyes, Trumpet; Kailee Uribe, Clarinet; Kaylin Nonhof, Clarinet; Raquel Cuevas, Flute; and Law Htoo, Bass Trombone.

Hernan Rivas, tenor saxophone, received a “III” rating.

The GCHS band director is Ryan Partin.  Andrew Thiesen is the assistant band director.