January 17, 2020 - The Association of Texas Small School Bands is pleased to announce the selection of the 2020 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 junior member of the Timpson High School Band, was selected as a member of this band for the second consecutive year, according to Timpson Band Director Deshmond Johnson.
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 Johnson and James Trammell, 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.
Johnson said Parks made Area qualifications on both the B-flat clarinet and Alto clarinet, and earned her position in the All-State on the Alto Clarinet. She is the daughter of Dwyer and Marie Jackson.
Fabian Martinez (senior, tuba) earned third chair and Jayden Windham (freshman, tuba) earned fifth chair at the area tryouts this past weekend representing Timpson.
“Congratulations to each one of these students,” Johnson 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. 12- 15 and will present a concert beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.15, in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. Dr. David F. Wilborn, Texas A&M (College Station), will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band. Eugene Corporon, North Texas State University (Denton), will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band.