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Price set to perform with All-State 5A Band
Trinity Standard - January 2009
TRINITY – Payton Price, a member of the Trinity High School band, will perform Saturday, Feb. 14, with the Texas All-State 5A Band in San Antonio.
The performance will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2009 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention.
Price, the son of Shunn Price, was chosen for the honor through a competitive process held this year throughout the state at district, region and area levels.
The Trinity musician is a student of Layne Gilley and performs at school under the direction of THS Band Director Stanley Welch, who is a member of the TMEA.
This will be Price’s third time to perform as a member of the TMEA all-state organization.
Over 55,000 students initially entered the all-state competitive process this year and 840 are selected to perform with the all-state concert and jazz bands. A total of 220 are selected to perform with all-state orchestras and 500 are chosen to perform with all-state choirs.
High school students selected to perform in the all-state concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2008 to arrive at the state level.
The all-state award is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.
The 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 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.
Those selected for the all-state honor take part in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA clinic/convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring the annual TMEA event to a close.