Natalia senior Jessica Aguilar earns All-State Band slot

Jessica Aguilar

The Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) is pleased to announce selection of the 2019 ATSB All-State Band. Jessica Aguilar, a member of the Natalia High School Band, was selected as a member of ATSSB. She was chosen for this honor in competitive auditions held across the state at region and area levels. She plays trumpet at school under the direction of Sergio Mendez and Vanessa Delgado, who are members of ATSSB, a 1,175 member group of band directors in class 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A high schools in Texas.
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. 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, Texas on February 13th through 16th and will present a concert beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th, 2019, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.
Denis Johnson, Murray State University (Kentucky), will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band which will premier Springele by Jack Stamp (commissioned by ATSSB). Chris Bruya, Central Washington University, will be the clinician -conductor of the All-State Jazz Ensemble which will perform at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 in Convention Center Hemisfair Ball Room 1.
This is Jessica’s first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band. Her other interests at school include performing with the school Mariachi Band and Choir. She enjoys reading, writing and learning about animals as well. She is the daughter of George and Laurel Aguilar of Natalia.