Timpson’s Alyssa Parks selected for Texas All-State Band

Tops in Texas: More than 10,000 students auditioned from across the state

HOUSTON -- The Association of Texas Small School Bands is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019 ATSSB All-State Band.

More than 10,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty-two different regions for a place in their respective all-region bands.

Alyssa Parks, a sophomore member of the Timpson High School Band, was selected as a member of this band, according to Timpson Band Director Rhonda Daniel. She was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels. Parks plays clarinet in band at Timpson under the direction of Daniel and John Dupnik, who are members of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, a 1,175-member group of band directors in class 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A high schools in Texas.

Daniel said Parks earned her position in the All-State on the Alto Clarinet. This is her first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band.

Her other interests at school include cheerleading, academic UIL, and taking college classes. She is the daughter of Dwyer and Marie Jackson. Rebekah Parks (senior, flute), Corey Branton (junior, euphonium), and Fabian Martinez (junior, tuba), also competed at the area tryouts this past weekend representing Timpson. Each of these students earned fifth place in their sections.

“Congratulations to each one of these students,” Daniel said. “We are proud of how you represented our school and community!”

The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held this past weekend across the state and only 280 of these 2,288 students were selected for all-state honors.

The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Feb. 13- 16 and will present a concert beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.16, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Dennis Johnson, Murray State University (Kentucky), will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band. Dr. Cody Birdwell, University of Kentucky, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band.

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