Anna High School horn player Reid McGowan was recently named to the 2017 ATSSB All-State Band at the Jan. 7 Area auditions held at Argyle High School. Reid joins fellow Anna High School band member Dylan Stepherson, who was named to the ATSSB All-State Jazz Band in December. Reid and Dylan will be part of a 4-day clinic and concert in San Antonio as part of the Texas Music Educators State Convention starting Feb. 8.


In all, 26 Anna High School students qualified for the All-Region Band, with 11 of those students advancing to the area auditions. The region and area qualifiers were: Juanita Govea (area qualifier), Heather Perez (area) and Ana Govea on flute; Erin Simpson on oboe; Samantha Divers (area), Joel Lopez (area), Keira Schmidt, Carissa Payne, and Arianna Guillermo on clarinet; Sayde Cummings (area) and Preston Isham (area) on bass clarinet; Joshua Phakvang on tenor saxophone; Dylan Stepherson (All-State Jazz) on baritone saxophone; Dillon Garcia (area), William Fudge and Kevin Holt on trumpet; Reid McGowan (area, All-State) on horn; Andre Joyce, Spencer May, Adam Henke, Jordan Bentley, and Edwin Rubio on trombone; Joe Sarro (area) and Noah Bert on baritone; Sean Henricks, Caleb Clark (area) and Riley Self on tuba; Mitchell Webb (area) on percussion.