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WHS students named to the Region Jazz bands are (front row, from left) Nick Dorazil, Austin Smith, Dhruval Rangrej, Cade Andrews, Skyler Melin, (middle row) Nick Evans, Natalie Auvenshine, Lilyanna Armstrong, Ethan Brown, Sam Burkhalter, (back row) Camden Williams, Ben Sambell, Charlie Autry, Jair Gonzales, Diego Ramos.

Waxahachie High School hosted the TMEA Region 20 Jazz Auditions on Saturday, Oct. 10.

“We are thrilled to congratulate the students listed below for earning a position in one of the two Region Jazz bands,” a spokesman said. “Eleven WHS students qualified to advance to the Area Jazz Band and tape for the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble later this month. Please join us in congratulating these students for their fantastic accomplishments!”

The WHS Jazz Band directors are Rich Armstrong and Reggie Cook.

1st Band (area qualifiers, recording for all-state)

Dhruval Rangrej – Alto Sax, 2nd Chair

Lilyanna Armstrong – Tenor Sax, 2nd Chair

Nick Dorazil – Bari Sax, 1st Chair

Charlie Autry – Trumpet, 1st Chair

Ethan Brown – Trumpet, 2nd Chair

Camden Williams – Trumpet, 3rd Chair

Austin Smith – Trumpet, 5th Chair

Diego Ramos – Trombone, 1st Chair

Jair Gonzales – Trombone, 3rd Chair

Cade Andrews – Bass Trombone, 1st Chair

Nick Evans – Drums, 1st Chair

2nd Band

Ben Sambell – Alto Sax, 1st Chair

Skyler Melin – Tenor Sax, 1st Chair

Natalie Auvenshine – Trumpet, 4th Chair

Sam Burkhalter – Bass Guitar, 1st Chair

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