Los Cuates Places 24 Students in All-Valley Band

by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Twenty-four Los Cuates Middle School band members have earned a chair in the 2019 Middle School All-Valley Band.

The students performed at the 2018-19 Middle School All-Region Clinic and Concert Jan. 19 at Donna High School.

More than 1,000 students from the Rio Grande Valley participated. Some instrumental sections had as many as 80 students competing for 20 spots.

Los Cuates students receiving honors were:

Kneeling left to right:

  • Jazelle Bettencourt, 4th Chair Trombone Wind Symphony
  • Steve Salinas, 4th Chair Tuba Wind Symphony
  • Joanna Cruz, 5th Chair Tuba Wind Symphony
  • Juan Carlos, 6th Chair Tuba Symphonic Winds
  • Jodi Montes Oboe Alternate

Sitting left to right:

  • Nathan Gonzalez, 2nd Chair Tenor Sax Symphonic Winds
  • Zeke Aguilar, 1st Chair Bari Sax Symphonic Winds
  • Armando Vega, 2nd Chair Cornet Wind Symphony
  • Tania Fragoso, 8th Chair Cornet Symphonic Winds
  • Valeria Zamora, 1st Chair French Horn Wind Symphony
  • Angel Gonzalez 8th Chair French Horn Symphonic Winds

Standing in front of chairs left to right:

  • Adrian Escobedo, 4th Chair Euphonium Honors Band
  • Angel Rosas, 5th Chair Euphonium Honors Band
  • Antonio Galvan, 5th Chair Tuba Honors Band
  • Emma Villanueva, 3rd Chair Bassoon Wind Symphony
  • Kara Maxwell, 11th Chair Clarinet Symphonic Winds
  • Aiden Rodriguez, 14th Chair Clarinet Wind Symphony
  • Abigail Hunter, 6th Chair Alto Sax Symphonic Winds

Standing on chairs left to right:

  • Juanita Tobar, 10th Chair Flute Honors Band
  • Kayla Vasquez, 2nd Chair Bassoon Honors Band
  • Alexia Arredondo, 6th Chair Alto Sax Honors Band
  • Johnathan Gamboa, 3rd Chair Cornet Honors Band
  • Victor Jasso, 10th Chair Cornet Honors Band
  • Karentt Jimenez, 6th Chair French Horn Honors Band
  • Victor Ruiz, 6th Chair Trombone Honors Band

Four students from Liberty Memorial Middle School and four more from Resaca Middle School also earned honors.

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