Band sets record with 57 state qualifiers

A record-setting total of 97 students from the Kerr Band competed at the UIL Solo & Ensemble contest Feb. 20. The band brought home 97 medals from the competition. A total of 73 students earned one or two awards, and a record 57 students qualified for state.

Of the state qualifiers, almost half have two state entries, meaning they qualified in two different events.

Students who earned top ratings were: Toni Abidoye**; Shakal Ahad**; Alex Alberto; Joseph Bui*; Chandler Clark**; Jacob Cruz*; Luis Cruz*; My Dang*; Timothy Dang*; Matthew Davis; Kathy Dinh*; David Duong; Alex Eddings**; Jan Escanan**; George Gonzales*; Vincent Guevarra**; Kayla Ho; Toan Ho*; Henderson Hua*; Katelynn Huang; Sofia Huang*; Edison Huynh; Andy Igben**; Peter Lam*; Ella Lapac*; John Le; Kevin Le; Phuong Le*; Tuan Le**; Carissa Ledesma*; Brenda Lezama; Pan Lontos**; Marco Lopez; Excel Luna**; Ira Mendoza**; Aura Morales*; Sabrina Murillo*; Hien Nguyen**; Ivana Nguyen**; Jason Nguyen*; Lindy Nguyen*; Luan Nguyen; Thienan Nguyen*; Tiger Nguyen*; Vienne Nguyen*; Yen Nguyen*; John Osho**; Anderson Pham*; Ivan Pham**; Thuan Pham*; Brandy Phan*; Jose Ramos*; Christian Robles**; Gabriel Rossi*; Ika Soemampauw**; Esther Soyebo*; Nathan Tadesse*; Carlin Tran**; Kevin Tran*; Michael Tran; Tommy Tran**; Tram Tran**; Brett Trinh**; Julian Trinidad*; Alondra Tristan; Emmanuel Valencia**; Max Vasquez; Andrew Veles; Susan Vu*; Andrew Winston; Victor Xia; Saiyed Zaidi.

** Double qualifier. * State qualifier.