All-State band members selected

Amia Phillips, News Writer

Area band tryouts were held at the high school on Saturday, Jan. 11th under the leadership of Band Director Joseph Hewitt where 11 students participated in hopes of earning a spot in the All-State Band.

Roni Railsback made the All-State Band for the first time as a 1st Chair Percussionist Madison Parker, made the All-State Band for the third time as a 1st Chair Trumpet player, and Sydney McElroy made the All-State Band for the second time as a 1st Chair Tuba player.

“We also had multiple students, who are only sophomores, miss making the State cut by 3 chairs or less,” said Hewitt. “I am very thankful to everyone who had a hand in preparing these students on such a momentous day.”

All-State members will travel to San Antonio to play in the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) All-State Band performance in February.