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Freshman trumpet player makes all-state

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Madison TurrentineMadison TurrentineSpecial to the News-Standard

GROVETON —Madison Turrentine has been selected to perform with the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band in San Antonio on Feb. 11 at the Henry B. González Convention Center.

The performance is part of the 2023 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

Madison won first place in trumpet at area band competition recently, a rare accomplishment for a freshman.

More than 10,000 students in 1A-4A districts from 22 regions across Texas auditioned in the fall.

The top chairs in each region advanced to one of five area auditions held this past weekend and only 286 of these students were selected for All-State honors.

Madison is the sixth student in GISD history to make Texas All-State band. Former GISD all-staters are Jo Lena Dial (Clarinet 1983 and 1984), Jo Fenn (French Horn 1984), Deanna Caveness (Flute 1985), Robby Yarber (Trumpet 2007) and Megan Turrentine (Clarinet 2018 and 2019).

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