Weslaco East High School sophomore Isabella Sanchez was recently selected to the Texas Musicians Educators Association 5A All-State Band. Sanchez was selected as first chair in trumpet to represent the entire South Texas area up to San Antonio. Sanchez submitted a live recording to the All-State panel of judges who then ranked all students.
Because of COVID restrictions, Sanchez will not be able to travel to San Antonio and perform with the All-State Band. However, because this talented young lady is only a sophomore, she will be eligible audition next year. Also, alternate to the All-State Band is Joseph Cardona from Weslaco High School who plays the euphonium.
Several high school students also earned a spot in the All-Area Band. All-Area also covers the entire South Texas area to San Antonio so the competition was intense.
From Weslaco High School, making the All-Area Band are: Antonio Sanchez, clarinet; Abraham Mireles, euphonium; and Fernando Perez, percussion. From Weslaco East High School, making All-Area Band is Julia Lopez, flute.
WEHS Band Director is Armando Cuellar and the WHS Band Director is Rodrigo Leal.