Two Bridge City High School Band members have earned positions in the A.T.S.S.B. All-State Band. These students performed as a part of the prestigious group in February at the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. The two young men are: James Ellis, senior trumpet player and John Ellis, sophomore clarinet player.

The students were chosen through a very competitive audition process that began last fall as they tried out for the Region X All-Region Band. Both musicians placed high enough in the All-Region Band to move on to the Area round of competition, which took place at Chapel Hill High School in Tyler in January. Once again, both James and John placed in the top of their sections to capture positions in the All-State Band.

They traveled to San Antonio in February to participate in the TMEA Clinic/Convention, which features workshops for band, orchestra, vocal, elementary and college students and educators from around the state of Texas. The Convention will also host concerts by the finest musicians and two exhibit halls filled with booths representing all facets of the music industry.