Serving a doubleheader, Reilly and Braeden Favacho are two fine fellows who might look the same, but they stand out! That’s why they’re Leander ISD Fine Arts Students of the Week!

The two Danielson Middle School eighth-graders perform to the highest degree in multiple areas of Fine Arts. 

Reilly loves acting and participating in musical theatre. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Reilly participated in the district-wide middle school virtual theatre festival, “Leave the Light On”. He became the first and only DMS theatre student to earn a Superior rating. Due to scheduling conflicts, Reilly couldn’t participate in both Advanced Theatre and his other passion, playing trumpet in the DMS Honor Band. Reilly made the difficult choice to stay committed to Band. Turning a negative into a positive, he remains actively involved with the Glenn High School Theatre just across the street! He held multiple parts in the musical “SpongeBob SquarePants”. Credit to overall excellence, Reilly, alongside the cast, performed at the 9th Annual Heller Awards.

Likewise in band, Reilly’s brother Braeden pounds with talent. Featured in the Spring GHS/DMS percussion concert, he performed a college-level repertoire with his father. Every day, before and after school, you can find Braeden in the band hall. He placed first in the first round of region auditions in the fall.

“Reilly Favacho stands out in the theater world for his work outside of school in several top-level productions at the high school and beyond. His tenacity and work ethic drive excellence in his performance,” Danielson MS Band Director Andrea Gonzalez said. “Braeden is a fantastic percussionist who goes above and beyond to hone his skills daily and challenge himself with diverse and advanced repertoire.” 

Double vision, we’re blinded by their brilliance! Congratulations to Reilly and Braeden Favacho, #1LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week!