Band | Fine Arts

Ramsey Ramirez, UIL Outstanding Performer... awarded at UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest
Mercedes HS Wind Ensemble (Varsity Band).... UIL Sweepstakes Award
First Division rating for both Concert & Sight Reading performances
Sgt. Chacon MS Varsity Band.....Sight Reading, First Division
Sgt. Harrell MS Varsity Band....Sight Reading, First Division

HS Winter Guard... 8th Place for TECA Winter Guard Contest
Congrats!  First time the group has surpassed the 70 point mark for a contest!!
​Placed in the Top 10 of the contest out of 16 groups!

Harrell Winter Guard.... FIRST PLACE for TECA Winter Guard Contest
Debbie Lara, Instructor

Varsity Orchestra UIL Concert & Sight Reading Evaluation....UIL Sweepstakes Award
​First Division rating for both Concert & Sight Reading performances

-Band and Orchestras.... UIL solo and ensemble contest..... 96 First Division Medalists
There were 23 first division medalists for their solo performances,
with 12 memorizing the solo to advance to the state level. The 12 soloists advancing are:
Francisco Mendoza, Violin
Damien Alvarado, Trumpet
Noah Longoria, Trumpet
Juan Hernandez, Euphonium
Estevan Marquez, Tuba
J.J. Martell, Timpani
April Avalos, Keyboard
Lorissa Gonzalez, Keyboard
Gia Granados, Keyboard
Angela Ledesma, Keyboard
Ramsey Ramirez, Keyboard
Jeffrey Serna, Multiple Percussion

There were 11 ensembles, of which 10 ensembles advance to the state level. The ensembles advancing
are: 3 percussion ensembles; a flute quartet; a saxophone quartet; a trumpet trio; a trombone trio; a
woodwind quartet; a saxophone trio; and our HS Mariachi.
The Mariachi performed at the State Mariachi Festival in Edinburg.

TMEA All-State Member
​Jose Vasquez, Trombone

Mercedes Mighty Tiger Marching Band...76th UIL PIGSKIN JUBILEE.... FIRST DIVISION

Mercedes Color Guard...Crossroads Band Festival, Calallen, TX.... Best Colorguard for 5A
Mercedes Mighty Tiger Marching Band... Crossroads Band Festival, Calallen, TX.... 2nd Place for 5A