Wright performs with all-state band
Graham sophomore Kaylea Wright, who earned a spot in the Association of Texas Small School Bands’ all-state band in January, attended the Texas Music Educators Association annual conference earlier this month.
Wright, a trombonist and member of Graham High School’s Rompin’ Stompin’ Big Blue Band, attended the TMEA convention, where she participated in the all-state band clinic and concert. After 2-1/2 days of intense rehearsals, the ATSSB all-state band performed a concert under the direction of Joseph P. Missal of Oklahoma State University.
ATSSB is composed of 1,155 music educators representing band programs in UIL classes 1A-4A. More than 9,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in 22 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 in early January across the state and only 295 of those 2,222 students were selected for all-state honors.