KERENS– The Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) is pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 ATSSB All-State Band.
More than 10,000 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.
The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio Feb.12- 15 and will present a concert beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Dr. David F. Wilborn (Texas A&M University) will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band which will premier Scherzito, after Gustav Holst by Christopher Lowry, winner of the 2020 ATSSB Composition Competition. Eugene Corporon (North Texas State University) will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band.
Joshua Delgado, a senior member in the Kerens High School Band, was selected as a member of this band. He was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels.
This is his first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band, and the first Kerens student to make the band in 13 years. Joshua has also been a member of Beta Club and the Cross Country Team for four years and currently has 3.9 GPA. He is the son of Imelda and Jose Martinez.