This past weekend students from all across the state sent in recordings of their Jazz etudes and improvisation recorded October 11, 2018. Two of our students, Fernando De Los Santos and Aaron Cantu, advanced to final round of competition.
Out of 65 students Fernando De Los Santos placed 49. We are so proud of his work and contribution to the Sting Band. Although he did not make the All State Band, Fernando is a sophomore and great things are expected for his future!
It is with great excitement that I announce Aaron Cantu placed 1st Chair Jazz Band 2 in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State Jazz Band . This is the highest honor an individual jazz band student can achieve. This means that he ranked as the first in the State out of 52 Tenor Saxophonists. While searching the archives and asking previous directors, I have learned that it has been over 20 years since TCHS has had a member of the TMEA All State Jazz Band. Aaron will be representing TCISD at the TMEA Convention February 13-16, 2019.