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Posted January 24, 2011

Congratulations to Taylor High School wind ensemble students Connor Aimone, Evan Toler and Logan Langford who will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio as part of the 2011 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

All three were chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels.

Aimone is a student of Scott Shanks and plays euphonium. This is his third time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Connor is the son of Tim and Janet Aimone.

Toler is a student of Iris Gonzales and plays clarinet. This is Toler’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Evan is the son of Wesley and Lisa Toler.

Langford is a student of Billie Wilbanks and plays French horn. This is Langford’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Logan is the son of Kathi Langford.

High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2010 to arrive at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that began with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras and choirs). Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition.

This 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 of musicians 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.

These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to tmea.org/convention.

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Logan Langford, Connor Aimone and Evan Toler.
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