Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Juan Resendez And Alex Portillo Make State

Two Alexander High School students garner spots at the all-state band level.

Drum major Juan V. Resendez is a senior trumpet player.  He placed third chair in the symphonic band.  He found the experience somewhat intimidating even though he prepared for auditions since August of 2010.  Juan wants to thank Mr. Valenzuela for his assistance. 

After high school, Juan plans on attending UT Austin to study biology, and eventually, dentistry.

Alex P. Portillo is a junior who qualified for 6th chair in the symphonic band as a bassoon player (he marches as a saxophonist).  Alex came close last year, coming in 8th in area tryouts.  He was nervous heading into area this year; but performing with other staters, he was more at ease.  Alex credits Dr. Zhao with helping him reach state. 

This young woodwind player has already been accepted to the Frost School of Music.

Congrats to both Juan and Alex.

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