ABILENE – Both Abilene High School and Cooper High School choir students competed in the University Interscholastic League Region 6 East Zone Solo & Ensemble competition on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021.
Qualifying for the State UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest by earning a first division rating on a memorized Class 1 solo were AHS choir students Hope Arrazola, Leann Bailey, Daniella Cecil, Alex Dacanay, Mia Flores, Vicky Gao, Abagail Hernandez, Hannah Hillis, Molly Mercer, Mia Mirelez, Kaelyn Pacheco, Valeria Rueda-Villamarin, Kylee Russell, Mira Savage, Madi Sipe, Harrison Smith, Bennett Sullivan, and Griffin Sullivan.
Qualifying for the State UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest by earning a first division rating on a memorized Class 1 solo were CHS choir students Julie Bewane, Timothy Castillo, Trevor Cox, Emani Davis, Brayden Flores, Elena Gonzales, Mya Gonzales, Logan Hamilton, Kayleigh Henry, Gabrielle Lopez, Ian Martin, Jarred Rafan, Carrmin Ray, Kyla Speights, Hallie Stone, Jeremiah Thomas, Kadence Viel, and Karyncia Walker.
The University Interscholastic League Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest will be held virtually in May. The Abilene High School choirs are under the direction of Wendy Weeks and Remel Derrick. The Cooper High School choirs are under the direction of Cara Naizer and Josh Westman.