Special to the PRESS
The Association of Texas Small School Bands announced the results of the ATSSB Area Band Audition held on Saturday, January 16. Two Port Isabel High School band students earned a chair in the Texas All-State Band and are tentatively set to participate in a clinic and concert held in McKinney, Texas, on June 9-12, 2021.
Carla Spangler Area Band 1st Chair Bass Clarinet Advancing to State David Hernandez Area Band 1st Chair Percussion Advancing to State.
These students have been learning remotely since March of 2020 due to COVID-19. Preparation for this audition was mostly online via zoom lessons with their instrumental specialist. Despite taking a different approach to learning, students continued moving forward and upholding the long tradition of musical success in the Point Isabel ISD.
The PIISD Department of Instrumental Music would like to thank the Board of Trustees, High School Principal – Mrs. Imelda Munivez, Band Booster Club, and Superintendent of Schools – Mrs. Theresa Capistran for their continued support. Instrumental Specialists are Edgar Park – Clarinet and Scott Hartsfield – Percussion and Director of Bands.