This past weekend the PSJA North band competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble contest and set a new district record for number of kids advancing to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest. The Raider Band came away with 157 Gold medals. The Raider jazz band, clarinet quartet and percussion ensemble all struck gold. 127 Soloists earned a 1st division gold medal, and a district record 106 band students advanced to State. The previous record of 92 students was set by the Raider band in 2017.
A few weeks earlier the PSJA North Raider Orchestra competed and had 26 solo gold medals, with 12 students advancing to state. The Raider Choir competed as well and had 13 gold medalists and advanced 10 members to state.
Congratulations to the Raider Music Department, students, and staff for an outstanding total of 196 Solo Gold Medals, and 128 students advancing to state!!!