Band advances to All-State


Madi Gore, Fine Arts Writer

The Association of Texas Small School Bands announced the selection of the 2018 ATSSB All-State Band on January 13. More than 9,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty-two different regions for a place in their respective all-region bands. The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held this past weekend across the state and only 280 of these 2,288 students were selected for All-State honors.

Chapel Hill had a record 11 students audition to make this the All State Band with four students earning a spot. Sophomore, Madison Parker  received 2nd Chair in the Area as one of the Top 16 4A trumpet players in Texas. Senior, Tyler Autin received 1st Chair in the Area as one of the Top 10 4A horn players in the state. Senior,  Jonathan Luna also received 1st Chair as a Top 5 4A oboe player in Texas. Senior, Karyme Renteria received 1st Chair, in the Area, as well making her one of the Top 6 4A Alto Sax players in the state.

“I worked hard and it was great to see it pay off,” said Luna.

These students will yet again, have a chair test once they arrive in San Antonio to determine their ranking in Class 4A State-wide. The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals on February 14-17 and will present a concert beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.