Isabella Romano, age 16, is a junior at Cypress Falls High School. She started playing the flute when she was 11 years old. Isabella is currently first chair of the Wind Symphony at Cypress Falls under the direction of Shawn McAnear. Since 2012, she has received various individual ratings of 1 in Solo and Ensemble, and received Sweepstakes in UIL while playing in band at Aragon Middle School and CFHS. In 2013, she was selected 1st chair for the TMEA Region XXVII Orchestra and Band, in 2014 advanced to area as a freshman, and in 2015 made 3rd chair Region Orchestra and participated in Region Band. Since 2013, Bella has competed in the Young Artists Competition and in 2014 her quartet received honorable mention at the Denise Jennings Competition. She is a former student of Jane Hinojosa and currently studies with Melissa Suhr. Outside of band, Bella is a member of Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Tri-M Music National Honor Society, and Badminton Club.