Three Bassett High School (BHS) seniors are performing with the All-State Band this weekend.
Seniors Evan Joyce, Cannon Sechrist and Fabiola Vasquez Becerra have achieved All-State status. Students from each school in the District auditioned in January. Seven students from Bassett High School finished high enough in their respective sections to move on to the All-State audition.
Following their audition performances, Joyce was named 2nd chair Symphonic Band, Sechrist was named 3rd chair Concert Band and Vasquez Becerra was named 21st chair Concert Band.
This weekend, these students now have a virtual All-State Band experience with directors/clinicians from Central Washington University, Florida State University, United States Marine Corps, Oklahoma City University, Duke University, and various composers from across the US.
“Making All-State means that I get to make music at a more challenging level and meet new people. I am excited to make music and new memories that will last a lifetime,” said Joyce.
Sechrist agreed, and added, “This means a lot to me because I have worked extremely hard to be able to make it this year.”
“Making All State has been such a great experience. I am super excited to make music at a higher level and meet other great musicians,” Vasquez Becerra said.
Band director Trey Harris said, “I am so proud of these three students for achieving this milestone. All-State Band is very difficult to achieve. When you add in the Covid restrictions and not having school this year, as well as knowing these students did almost all of this on their own is inspiring to me.
“What I enjoy the most about these three students is the way they “do band.” They are hard workers, great leaders, and have an enormous amount of integrity” Harris said. “They are role models each and every day and we are so proud of how they have represented our program during this entire process.”