The Van Alstyne Panther Band ended the 2013-14 school year with 48 students participating at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin. Students performed in front of college professors in either ensemble or solo. This year’s VAHS band students received the highest percentage of medals out of all the members from the previous years.

Below are the ensembles and soloists who received a medal in their event.

Brass Quartet

Madison Barton, Kristen Gentzler Taylor Benson, Matt Logan, Hailey O’Hanlon

French Horn Quartet

Alex Roddy, Hailey O’Hanlon, Brianna Chapman, Tanner Callies

WoodWind #2

Jackie Ramirez, Erika Lopez, Alex Lovitt, Morgan Welch


McKenna Apodaca, Elaine Pedersen, Amanda Atchison, Valerie Salezar


Rebecca Bouley, Rusty Jones, Harold Copelin