Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest
Chris Tassos
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

On Saturday, May 26, Nixon-Smiley Band students, Jacob Casas and Cassidy Wells performed at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville, Texas.  This was Jacob’s third year to qualify for State and Cassidy’s first.  They qualified to advance to the State Competition by earning a 1st Division medal at their Region level competition – Jacob on the Class One solo, Suite for Baritone by Don Haddad, and Cassidy by performing a Class One twirling solo.  Both students earned medals at the State level, with Cassidy earning a Silver medal and Jacob a Gold medal.