Friday, January 18th 2019

Three Ranger Band members named to all-state band

Three Kilgore College Ranger Band members have been named to the Texas Community College Band Directors Association (TCCBDA) All-State Band.

Ranger Band members selected are Martha Whitfield (flute) from Kilgore; Kellen Maples (baritone saxophone) from Longview; and Amber Burgett (clarinet) from Gilmer.

The TCCBDA accepts recorded auditions each October for music students from Texas community colleges trying out for a seat in the all-state band.

“This is truly an accomplishment for these students,” said Brent Farmer, KC band director.  “Their performance along with other ensembles showcased at the TMEA Clinic/Convention showcase the best of the best in Texas.”

All-state band members will attend the Texas Music Educators Conference and Convention, Feb. 13-16, in San Antonio.

At the conference, students will audition again for seating placement and rehearse for a performance at the end of the conference.

PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: Amber Burgett (clarinet), Kellen Maples (baritone saxophone) and Martha Whitfield (flute).