ABILENE — Five Abilene ISD students were selected for membership in the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) Virtual All-Region 6 Jazz Band after auditions earlier this month.
The following Abilene High School students were selected for membership in the TMEA All-Region Jazz Band: Hayden Forkner (Alto Sax), Coleman Patterson and Jacob Valdez (Tenor Sax), and Gustavo Marquez (Trombone).
The following Cooper High School student was selected for membership in the TMEA All-Region Jazz Band: Jacob Moore (Tenor Trombone).
Each of those five students qualified for the all-area Jazz Band and recorded an audition in consideration for the all-state Jazz Band. The Abilene High Jazz Band is under the direction of Dr. Jon Kraemer. The Cooper High School Jazz Band is under the direction of Matthew Raines.