Congrats to all of the students that moved to Phase 2 on Saturday or auditioned for the first time on Saturday!  In addition to our Thursday accolades, we had:

Flutes: Symphonic Band:  Kayleigh Churchett, Claire Vasseur and Koko Maruo.  District Band:  Kendal Berasley, Alice Hayes, Alyssa Lopez, Andrea de Santiago Perez, Supriti Parajuli and Ayla Tabi

Correction: Oboe – Blake Anderton (not Anderson) made the District Band

Clarinet:  Anisa Rajab – Wind Ensemble +AREA, Alec Monroy Symphonic Band + AREA, Kristy Nguyen Symphonic Band, Alexis Townsend District Band, Gianna Arredondo District Band, Alexander Greenway District Band

Tenor Sax:  Matthew McHorse – District Band

Bari Sax:  Sam Bowman – District Band

Trumpet:  Steven Oh – Wind Ensemble + AREA, Jenaro Diaz Symphonic Band + AREA, Ty Nelson District Band, Chase McCay District Band, Mason Riley District Band, Logan Davis District Band

Percussion:  Max Hill, District Band


  • Students will get folders today with information as well as music.  They need to start practicing that music and listening to recordings so that they know their part for Friday’s rehearsal.
  • Friday’s rehearsal will be at ANDERSON from 1-4 (dinner on own from 4-6pm) and rehearsal from 6-9pm.  Saturday’s rehearsal and performance will be at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center.

Students advancing to AREA AUDITIONS:  Please mark your calendars for SATURDAY, January 12 at the University of Texas Butler School of Music.  These are VERY high stakes auditions (the last step to ALL STATE) and you advanced ahead of many deserving players so we must make sure that they are attended – there are many that would LOVE your spot.  More information will be coming shortly about this audition.

6:30pm ABBA Meeting tonight in the Band Hall area (will probably meet in the orchestra room with rehearsals happening in the band hall).