GPHS Band of Gold Member Selected to All-State Band

Houston, Texas: Salvador Flores, a member of the Galena Park High School Band of Gold, will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. He was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at district, region, and area levels.

Sponsored by the Texas Music Educators Association, the competition starts with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for only 1,600 positions to perform in one of the 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or vocal part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. For Salvador Flores, a sophomore, this is his first time to be selected as an All-State musician.

These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to


Salvador Flores

Pictured: Salvador Flores, a member of the Galena Park High School Band of Gold





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