Solo and Ensemble begins

Brandi Sutter, Staff Writer/ Copy Editor

The solo and ensemble competition for band is coming up this February.

If a band member wants to participate in this competition they must be academically eligible.

Students in an ensemble group are able to “pick their own groups,” Band Director Suzanne Rhynes said.

The students wanting to participate can choose to participate in an ensemble group or if they prefer they can choose a solo piece to compete with. If they want, they can do both.

When the students start working on their pieces it is a lot of hard work.

“The students have four weeks so we have to work extremely hard,” Rhynes said.

The practices start Jan. 8 and during this time there are 102 events that practice during this time and they have 30 minutes with an instructor each week.

The competition will take place in Monahans on Feb. 3, and it will last all day.