Congratulations to these 7 DV band students for earning a ‘Superior’ rating on their solo or ensemble. They have been selected to move on to the State Solo and Ensemble (“Tier 2”) Festival!

Kaitlyn Miyasaki – flute solo
Ashley Mains – flute solo
Jacob Stillwell – euphonium solo
Jonathan Glenn – percussion trio
Johnathan Lee – percussion trio
Luke Mains – percussion trio
Hanven Yang – piano solo

All participating students’ score sheets will be handed out on Monday morning when we return back to school. Thank you to ALL of you that prepared solos and ensemble pieces for the Tier 1 portion of this festival. I am very proud of you, and your practice time will pay off – this program is better because of your efforts. Thank you!

(To the students that were selected for ‘Tier 2’ State S&E Festival: I will pass along the schedule as soon I am notified. Note: Tier 2 is the final stage of the State Solo & Ensemble Festival and will be LIVE and in front of judges. This year, the festival performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 6th and 7th at the Historic Irving Auditorium, near the Mesa Marriott Conference Center. Soloists: (other than Hanven) you must have a piano player to play your accompaniment. More info to come!)


Josh Thye
Director of Bands
Desert Vista High School