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Mighty Trojans win UIL First Division at marching competition

Congratulations Mighty Trojan Band

Ebelyn Aguirre
Samantha Almendarez
Stephanie Andrade
Maximus Austin
Sara Barahona-Gomez
Fatima Barragan
Jesus Barragan
Sebastian Barragan
Luis Barrientos
Jesus Barsenas
Angelita Becerra
Siara Blanton
Stacy Bustamante Trejo
Asiia Campbell
Zain Campbell
Luis Castillo
Aracely Castro
Karla Castro
Adriana Ceballos
Nubia Cepeda
Joaquin Cervantez
Pete Cervantez
Andrew Chazarreta
Logan Collins (drum major)
Carlos Coronado
Chance Cruz-Casarez
Autumn Cruz
Robert Cruz
Judy Devora-Chavez
Luis Diaz
Elizabeth Dunn
Azariel Estupinan
Noah Flores
Joel Galan
Donato (Adrian) Garcia-Sanchez
Victor Garcia-Sosa
Alecia Garcia
Marissa Garcia
Jose Gomez
Antoinette Gonzales
Olivia Gonzales
Alia Gonzalez
Joshua Greenwood
Janna Guardiola
Leslie Guerrero
Joseph Harris
Fatima Hernandez
Martin Hernandez
Agustin Jaimes
Anette Jaimes
Martha Loa
Jasmin Lopez
Jose Lopez
Josue Lopez
Julio Lopez
Layla Lopez
Ivan Lorenzo
Natali Luciano
Giovani Luna
Dario Marin Jr.
Jasmine Marquez
Lizbeth Marquez
Adan Martinez
Jonessa Martinez
Jose Martinez
Sierra Martinez
Naomi McCullough
Rebecca McCullough
Emily Mendez
Jonathan Mendoza
Yoselin Mendoza
Jose Mercado
David Mondragon
Charlie Montanez
Alexandria Montemayor
Jakelin Murguia
Sofia Navarro
Kaleigh Oates
Galilea Olguin
Sebastian Olvera
Judith Ortega
Araceli Padilla
Willie Padilla (drum major)
Linda Perez-Zamago
Carlos Perez
Esau Perez
Noah Perez
Yomayra Ponce
Daniel Ramirez
Felipe Ramirez
Elias Ramos-Partida
Isaac Ramos
Melony Rebollar
Abilene Rios
Andrew Rodriguez
Epifania Rodriguez
Ileana Rodriguez
Julian Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez
Elsa Romero
Ismael Romero
J'lyanna Romero
Jasmine Romero
Asaiah Rose
Juana Rubio
Jonathan Saldana
Melinda Salgado
Daisy Sanchez
Eric Sanchez
Yokho Sarricolea
Yuriko Sarricolea
Joshua Sokolove
Amani Suarez
Daniella Suarez (drum major)
Edgar Suarez
Jadon Taylor
Steven Thompson Jr.
Hunter Torres
Sara Torres
Josep Valles
Alejandro Vasquez
Christopher Vielma
Jhony Vivanco
Cierra Walker
Andrea Yamas
Elijah Zarraga

Mighty Trojans win First Division, march in memory of former
drum major

University High School band members are celebrating a superior performance at the UIL Region 8 marching contest held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Midway’s Panther Stadium. The Mighty Trojans earned First Division in the UIL 5A Region 8 marching competition for their rendition of Cirque Du Soleil’s “KA,” a show that the band has not performed since the fall of 2010.

This year’s performance, although just as striking and dramatic, was intended to be an introspective production and sentimental tribute to 2011 graduate and former Trojan drum major Joseph Crawford who died on Jan. 28, 2018.

Crawford was a popular student who played tenor saxophone in the band, was a varsity baseball player and was homecoming king his senior year at University High.

According to University High Band Director Archie Hatten IV, Crawford once dreamed of becoming a band director. He ultimately received an associate degree from McLennan Community College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University before working as a correctional officer at the Bill Logue Juvenile Detention Center in Waco.

During his tenure as drum major for the Trojans the band received First Division in marching competition in the fall of 2009.

The Trojan’s 2018 marching performance was dedicated to Crawford whose legacy at University High is present on a daily basis. Crawford's goddaughter is currently a University High band member and his younger brother Jordan Crawford, who graduated from University last year, played his brother’s tenor saxophone all four years of high school. In addition, Joseph Crawford was the first Trojan to try on the uniforms that the band presently wears.

“It was a perfect day,” said Hatten, speaking of both the weather and the performance. “We assumed that was Joseph.”

The 2018 University High Mighty Trojan Band

The 2018 University High Mighty Trojan Band claims the UIL Region 8 First Division trophy at the UIL Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Midway’s Panther Stadium. Trojan drum majors are (front row, left to right): Willie Padilla, Logan Collins (holding trophy) and Daniella Suarez. University High’s band director is Archie Lee Hatten IV (third row, far right). Assistant band directors are Arthur Torres (second row, far right) and Justin Lindsay (not pictured).