District VIII Honor Band and All-State Selections 2019

February 1, 2019

District VIII Honor Band and All-State Selections 2019

Congratulations HA Band members!

On January 26th, 2019 a number of students in the Houston Academy band
program traveled to Troy, Alabama and auditioned for the Alabama All-State Honor
Bands and the Alabama District VIII Honor Bands. They were required to play scales,
prepared pieces, and sight-read a new piece of music. Out of hundreds of students from schools across south Alabama, the following HA students were selected to perform with the Alabama District VIII Honor Bands:
District VIII Honor Band
Bella Capaldo, Flute Middle School
Ally Hinckley, Clarinet Middle School
Erin Potter, Percussion Middle School
Ella Boyd, Percussion High School
Hayes Edwards, Trumpet High School
Greg Sexton, French Horn High School
Christopher Tamburin, Percussion High School
Five of these honored students advanced to the Alabama All-State Honor Bands.
The All-State Honor Bands are comprised of the top musicians from across the entire
state of Alabama. These students will meet in Huntsville, AL and prepare a series of
concerts in April. These All-State Selections are:
All-State Honor Band
Bella Capaldo, Flute Middle School
Ally Hinckley, Clarinet Middle School
Ella Boyd, Percussion High School, White Band
Hayes Edwards, Trumpet High School, Red Band
Christopher Tamburin, Percussion High School, Red Band
This is indeed an outstanding honor not only for these fine students but for our
Music Department and for Houston Academy as well.
Brian Jackson
Director of Marketing and Communications
Houston Academy