The Three Lakes Middle School Gator Symphonic Band took home Sweepstakes First Division Superior honors recently for their performances both on stage and in sight reading at the spring UIL competition. Sweepstakes First Division is the highest rating a band can receive.
Members of the band include: Farren Poland, Abigail Betancourt, Fatima Solis, Zoe Ortiz, Jaylin Benton, Brynn Huskey, Caelyn Kisamore, Brandon Robles, Greta Griffith, Hayden McCullough, Jeremiah Sheffie, Bailey Williams, Noah Nunez, Jax Lanier Matthew Tyron Tayln Evans, Savannah Grant, Darion Holloway-Bennett Joe Hager, Carla Herrera, Jacob Hamilton, Addie Jones, Tommy Ricks, Brayden Persinger, Akeemian Edwards, Kenny Wells, Zackary Johnson, Yanaba Vargas, Austin Bodeman, Leovany Lezama, and Clarissa Hendricks.
“The Gator Band students have consistently displayed their incredible talents and character not just on stage, but at school, around the District, the city and the region all while continuing to excel in academics, athletics, and many other outside activities,” director Brian Persinger said. “Our Gator Band students have fully embraced the rally cry of ‘Rise Up!’”