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Buhach Colony Thunder Band wins Unainimous Superior Rating third straight year

The Buhach Colony High School Thunder Band recently completed a school record-breaking festival season. The band performed at the California Music Educators Association Bay Section Concert Band Festival at Downey High School in Modesto and earned a Unanimous Superior Rating.

For the first time in school History, the band earned a score of 95 from all four judges. The band also scored its highest sight-reading score ever a 95. This is the first time in school history the band has earned a Unanimous Superior Rating three years in-a-row (2009, 2010, and 2011). This is an extremely rare accomplishment for any high dchool in California, the band said in a news release.

Chad J. Humpal is the music director at Buhach Colony High School.

On Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m., the band will perform at the Merced Union High School District Orchestra Performance in the Buhach Performance Theatre.

The following were involved in winning the rating:

Grisel Aguniga

Angelica Alvarado

Tori Arduengo

Brittany Bell

Caitlin Bray

Taylor Brown

Robert Byus

Kris Campos

Gretchen Cardoza

Erika Casillas

Tyson Coffey

Katelyn Colburn

Kelly Conrad

Miranda Cordeiro

Danielle Cortez

Jorge Cortez

Samuel Cortez

Malone Cox

Christopher Danel

Kenny Espinosa

Sean Estes

Kevin Flannery

David Flores

Brett Frago

Essence Fuller

Antonio Garcia

Rodolfo Gonzales

Haley Goodwyn

Katherine Harris

Brian Hausmann

Katrina Hill

Emily Humpal

Jasmin Infante

Kadie Jacobsen

Cristian Jimenez

Corey Langer

Ashley Lee

Skyler Llewellyn

Katrina Machado

David Manning

Michael Manning

William Marshall

Jessica Martinez

Jacob McKay

Anne McKusker

Abby Moua

Aimee Ramirez

Adam Reynaga

Joseph Reynaga

Randy Rodriguez

Bridget Ryan

Chloe Ryan

Christian Sandoval

Francesca Silveira

Martin Tejeda

Matthew Thibault

Josue Vasquez

Christine Viney

Destiny Wade

Misty Wagner

Cassandra Wickham

Angelica Williams

Michael Williams

Yasmin Winfield

Sandy Xiong

Jillian Yong

Julia Yong

Concert Band Clinician Robert Hillhouse

Music Booster President Jenn Conway

Music Booster VP Darlene Warren

Music Booster Secretary Jen Larsen

Mitchell Senior Elementary School Band, Ray Cox

McSwain School Band, Bruce McCown

Rivera Middle School Band, Maria Brouillard

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