Anna High School saxophonist Dylan Stepherson was named to the 2017 ATSSB All-State Jazz Band. This marks the second time in as many years that Dylan has earned a spot in the All-State Jazz Band. After earning first chair on both the tenor and baritone saxophone at the ATSSB Region 5 auditions in September, Dylan’s first place performance at the Area North competition earned him first chair on tenor saxophone in the 2017 All-State Jazz Band.
Dylan will now be part of a four-day clinic and concert in San Antonio as part of the Texas Music Educators State Convention from Feb. 8th through the 11. The event culminates with a concert played for music educators from around the state.
“To make either the concert or jazz All-State band even one time is an amazing achievement, but twice is something very few students ever accomplish,” Band Director Justin Wallis said. “Not to mention, he’s made it on two different instruments. I don’t have a way to access the data, but I bet that is a rare occurrence if it’s ever happened at all. We’re so proud of Dylan.”