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DHS Wind Ensemble Advances to State Honor Band Competition

The Dawson High School wind ensemble is advancing to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) state honor band competition in July after sweeping regional and area competitions.

The varsity band, directed by Aaron Brown, finished first out of nine bands competing at the area contest. The competition, which began in the spring, will conclude with TMEA selecting state honor bands for UIL classes 1A, 3A and 5A.

“Their rankings from the five judges were 11121. This is a very decisive win poising DHS for a strong finish at the State Contest in San Antonio on July 21,” Tom Bell, Pearland Independent School District fine arts director said.

Approximately 16 bands will compete at the State Contest. The winner will perform at the February 2023 TMEA convention.

The Dawson High School wind ensemble participants include: Oluwatimilehin Adebayo, Emma Balsamo, Theodore Bao, Evelyn Baum, Franklin Bian, Brayden Bland, Blake Bundick, Alexis Bunta, Jared Byars, Jeslyn Chen, Joshua Chen, Edgard Chow, Scott Cripps, Benjamin Cummings, Aidan Delligatti, Elizabeth Espinal, Philip Espinal, Anthony Gibson, Jeremy Gillespie, Clark Gomez, Miguel Gonzales, Charles Gundlach, Rebecca Gundlach, Charles Hackworth, Hudson Hart, Isabela Haskins, Eitan Hinojosa, Seungwon Jeon, Hantao Jin, Mihir Kalvakaalva, Chiaki Komatsu, Allison Lew, Joshua Linerode, Ethan Loyless, Emma Lundberg, Jeremy Macias, Stephen Mao, Aileen Marzan, Michael Meng, Natalia Monroy, Ethan Montes, Trevor Moore, Sophia Peterson, Kaitlyn Phillips, Cara Pitman, Kristen Platt, James Powers, Jonathan Robin, Alex Salazar, Alexander Salazar, Samuel Stricklin, Katelyn Sturm, Andrew Swafford, Alejandro Tijerina, Katherine Tindall, Leslie Turcios,Caleb Vining, Laila Wagner, Benjamin Walsworth-Purkiss, Stephen Wang, Preston Weinheimer, James Williams III, Sarah Wilson, Alexander Wright, Melinda Yao, Amanda Yee, Harrison Zhu.