Congratulations to Smithville High School sophomore Hailey Sherrill on earning a position in the 4A ATSSB Texas All-State Band for the second time. 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 across the state and only 295 of these 2,222 students were selected for all-state honors.
The ATSSB All-State Bands met in rehearsals in San Antonio, Texas, February 8-11 and presented a concert 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, was the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band premiered a piece by Johnnie Vinson, commissioned by ATSSB. Jeff Gershman, Capitol University, was the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band. Ellen Rowe, University of Michigan, was the clinician-conductor of the All-State Jazz Ensemble which performed on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in Convention Center Hemisfair.
Congratulations again to Hailey. We are proud of you!