Dec. 16, 2022 - Two Comal ISD students were selected to perform in the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive, making these students, Cody Brannon and Matthew Stanford, among the top musicians in the state. Brannon, a sophomore at Canyon Lake High, plays the baritone saxophone, and Stanford, a junior at Davenport High, plays percussion.
After three days of rehearsals, directed by nationally recognized conductors, Brannon and Stanford will perform for thousands during the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) annual convention.
High school students selected to perform in one of the All-State concerts have competed in a series of auditions to qualify for this level. TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State competition.
The process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA regions. A select group of musicians from each region proceeds to compete in eight TMEA area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians qualify to perform in the All-State concert.
-Pictured from left is Matthew Stanford and Cody Brannon, who were selected to this year’s All-State Jazz Ensemble.