Vandegrift Viper band students performed well in this year’s Texas Music Educators Association Region Audition which had a very large audition, which consisted of almost 1,000 entries from the greater Austin area.
Some of the Viper achievements include:
- 47 students qualifying for the All-Region Band (the most of any high school in the region)
- 7 first chair students (the most of any high school of any high school in the region)
- 20 students Qualifying for Area (these students will have an opportunity to audition for membership in the All-State Band)
- 26 students receiving All-District Distinction
“While this year’s regional experience will be different due to COVID-19, TMEA is committed to providing an experience for the All-Region students so that they may celebrate this great accomplishment,” said Mike Howard, director of bands at VHS.
“For now, let’s celebrate the outstanding accomplishment and the ability of our students to continue to ‘Define the Standard’ within our region… even during a pandemic,” Howard said.