At Friendswood High School, 17 students were accepted into All-State Band after 32 students auditioned in the Texas Music Education Association (TMEA) Area F All-State Band Auditions held at Seven Lakes High School.
The All-State Band students will perform with the All-State Band at the TMEA Annual Convention, Feb. 12-15, in San Antonio.
“This is more than any other school in our area and probably across the state. This is the second highest amount of students we have had in one year make it,” Band Director Greg Dick said. “The students have worked hard since August for this audition and are now in the top of all band students in the state. We are very proud of them. “
Earning 4A All-State Band Honors were Mia Purdom, Sophomore, Flute – 2 year All-Stater; Cameron Roberts, Junior, Oboe; Selina Vickery, Sophomore, Clarinet – 2 year All-Stater; Sean Jankowski, Junior, Clarinet; Michael Hsu, Senior, Clarinet; Andrew Morgan, Freshman, Bass Clarinet; Jack Kenny, Senior, Alto Sax; David Bordelon, Senior, Tenor Sax, 2 year All-Stater; Megan Wade, Sophomore, Trumpet – 2 year All-Stater; Jillian Bizzaro, Junior, Horn; Victor Liaw, Sophomore, Horn; and Kevin Lu, Sophomore, Euphonium – 2 year All-Stater.
Earning 5A All-State Band Honors were Julia Lu, Junior, Flute – 2 year All-Stater;
Chris Chao, Junior, Clarinet – 3 year All-Stater; Shellie Anderson, Senior, Bass Clarinet, 2 year All-Stater; Adrian Falco, Junior, Alto Sax – 2 year All-Stater; and Aubrey Chalene, Junior, Horn.
Earning 1st Alternate to State were Kylie Hansen, Junior, 5A Bassoon; Jillian Strickland, Senior, 4A Bassoon; and Tyler Bandini, Sophomore, 4A Trumpet.
The other students who competed at the Area Level were Jenna Hetsko, Sophomore, Flute; Julia Robinson, Senior, Oboe; Jonathan Snowden, Junior, Bass Clarinet; Mike Mayer, Senior, Trumpet; Natalie Merino, Senior, Horn; Daniel Bradley, Senior, Horn; Gabbi Rodriguez, Freshman, Horn; James Antal, Senior, Trombone;
Bryan Fowler, Senior, Bass Trombone; Abby Mapp, Junior, Euphonium; Kyle Beaman, Senior, Tuba; and Dalton Bui, Freshman, Percussion.