Jose Ochoa, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Director of Bands, announced that one of his students has earned a spot in the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble. Kace Smith not only made the state jazz band, he also placed First in the entire state. Over 64,000 students enter the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Audition process each year. “What makes the accomplishment even more remarkable, said Ochoa, “is that this contest includes students from 5A and 6A schools. Kace is a very hard and diligent worker with so much talent, and this all paid off for him.”

 

According to the Director, “While we have had All-State members in the past, Kace making First Chair in the jazz ensemble is definitely a new accomplishment for LCM! We are extremely proud of him and cannot wait to see him rehearse and perform with the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble in San Antonio during our February conventio