Lobo band members named 'Texas All-State'
Three members of the Big Green Marching Machine have been selected to the prestigious Texas All-State Band.
Joshua Babino, son of Jonathan and Rochelle Babino, Levi Grant, son of Doice and Beth Grant, and Myles Meader, son of Matthew and Francis Meader, will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Convention.
They were chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels.
LHS Director of Bands Louis Robinett said students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2016 to arrive at the state level.
"All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive," he said. "Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that began with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 14 ensembles bands."
Joshua, Levi, and Myles are students of Robinett, as well as Tommy Moore, Tim Drayton, Arri Moore, Jessica Philippus, and David Applegate — all members of the Texas Music Educators Association, an 11,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin.
Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.
All-State students will participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.
For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to tmea.org/convention.