EDINBURG – Eight Edinburg CISD Barrientes Middle School Bearcat Orchestra students have been selected to the All Region Orchestra.

Eighth grader Gerardo Garcia, who captured first place of all middle school violinists in the region, will serve as the concermaster of the All Region Orchestra. Eighth grader Luis Rodriguez, who captured first place of all middle school bass players in the region, will serve as section leader.

Other eighth graders selected to the Orchestra were Mariano Cortez- second chair bass; Brandon Rodriguez - fifth chair first violin; Jesus Salas - seventh chair first violin; and Lizbeth Flores - fifth chair second violin. Seventh graders selected to the Orchestra include Bryan Minjares - sixth chair Cello and Isai Martinez - first bass alternate.

They are students of Juan C. Menendez, Orchestra teacher.