Button Band members rock TAPPS Solo & Ensemble


Kirstin Garrison, Director of Bands

Central Catholic Band students performed at the TAPPS Solo & Ensemble Championship on Wednesday, March 29th, at St. Mary’s University, and brought home a number of impressive achievements, earning recognition and competition medals. This marks the first time that Button Band members have competed at this event in many years.

Participating students prepared challenging solos that highlighted their technical and musical abilities. Each student performed individually for a judge and received a score and comments based on their performance. Competition and performance results by division are listed below:

Nathaniel Reta – Euphonium Solo 2nd Division
Nathaniel Reta – Trombone Solo 2nd Division
Bryan Wagner – Trumpet Solo 2nd Division
Richard Daul – Trumpet Solo 3rd Division
Samuel Phalen – Bass Clarinet Solo 2nd Division
Tristan Aguirre – Snare Solo – 1st Division: TAPPS Championship Medal
Evan Hughes – Clarinet Solo – 1st Division: TAPPS Championship Medal
Nathaniel Reta – Flute Solo – 1st Division: TAPPS Championship Medal