January 17, 2017
Central High School seniors Tina Anderson and Julian Wiegand were recently selected for the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band. Anderson was selected as first chair, piccolo, and Wiegand was selected as first chair trumpet. All-State is the highest honor for a Texas music student. Anderson and Wiegand will perform with the All-State Band during the TMEA conference on February 11 in San Antonio. The last time that more than one Central High School student was selected for the All-State Band was over 17 overs ago.
The All-State audition process begins with students from around the state vying for the honor. The competition begins with regional auditions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in the TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in the TMEA All-State band. The All-State Band is comprised of the top .5% percent of band students across the state.
TMEA is the largest music convention and consortium in the world and boasts the highest levels of musicianship, student leadership, and performance. Anderson and Wiegand will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the most outstanding students in the state of Texas as well as professional performers and conductors from around the world.