The Association of Texas Small School Bands is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 ATTSSB All-State Band. More than 9,000 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 295 of theses 2,222 students were selected for all-state honors.
The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Texas, February 8-11 and will present a concert beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.
Joseph P. Missal, Oklahoma State University, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-Ste Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band will premier a piece by Johnnie Vinson, commissioned by AASSB. Jeff Gershman, Capitol University, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band. Ellen Rowe, University of Michigan, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Jazz Ensemble which will perform at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February, 11, 2017, in the Convention Center Hemisfair Ballroom 1.
Macy Vincent, a member of the Brownfield High School Band, was selected as a member of this band.
Macy is a Junior at Brownfield High School. She is the daughter of Jason and Susie Vincent.
Macy was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held across the state at region and area levels. She is a student of Mrs. Alta Striggles-Lee and plays the Bass Clarinet at BHS under the direction of Mr. Dusty Balderas, who is a member of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, a 1,155 member group of band directors in class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A high schools in Texas.
This is Macy’s first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band. Her other interests at school include National Honor Society and Student Council. She is also active in church activities at First Baptist Church and enjoys listening to music.