La Porte High School is represented in both the brass and woodwind sections of the 2023 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band.
It is the first time since 2015 that a La Porte band student has earned All-State honors.
Bass clarinet player Brandon Garza and tuba player Tristan Chavez were named to the elite band after Jan. 7 auditions. To reach the milestone, they had to audition multiple times along with thousands of other band students from across Texas.
The road to All-State begins in July when audition music is released to students. In December they competed for a chair in the All-Region Band. A select few of those students advance to All-Area, where they compete for All-State.
"All-State Band students are the top 0.1% of Texas band students. Tristan and Brandon have both worked diligently and competed at the highest level to represent our band program, school, and school district. We're all very proud that they'll represent us as members of the All-State ensembles."
The TMEA All-State Band will perform in February at the organization's annual clinic/convention in San Antonio.