Eight members of the Holy Cross Band placed in the district competition for all-state on Sept. 23.
Congratulations to Justin Borne-clarinet, Gabe Rhinehart- bass clarinet, Bryson Parker- alto saxophone, Justin Schilleci- tenor saxophone, Max Arceneaux- French horn, Matthew Schmitt-French horn alternate, Elijah Boudreaux-Euphonium, Alex Tedesco-tuba, and Damion Jarusook-baritone saxophone. Damion Jarusook and Justin Schilleci were also chosen on alto sax.
The next step in the selection process is the second round on Oct. 14, when these students will compete against all of the students in the state of Louisiana for the best players in the state. Damion Jarusook was chosen for two straight years on baritone saxophone as the best bari sax player in the jazz band division, and Justin Schelleci was selected as one of the best alto saxophone jazz players in the state last year. It is an honor to be chosen in the first round, and we wish our students the best as the compete in the next round to be chosen for the state competition.