This past Saturday, eleven Friendswood HS students auditioned for the Texas All-State Bands on Saturday, Jan.9. Six of the eleven students earned All-State Honors plus one alternate. This was the final audition for the students in a process that began in August. Only the top 3% of all students in band across Texas earn a position in the All-State Band.
Earning an All-State Band Honors were:
Selina Vickery, Bb Clarinet (4th year)
Andrew Morgan, Bb Clarinet (2nd year)
Julian Falco, Flute (1st year)
Gabi Rodriguez, French Horn (1st year)
Caroline Donovan, English Horn (1st year)
Tyler Bandini, Trumpet (1st year)
Earning 2nd Alternate position: Megan Wade, Trumpet
The other students who auditioned well were Shane McCormick (Tuba), Mia Purdom (Flute), Daniel Isaac (Tenor Saxophone) and Matt Ryan (Trumpet).
The All-State students will perform with the All-State Band at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, Feb. 10-13.