By Chris Edwards
WARREN – Faith Frasier, who plays trombone in the Warren High School band, was named to the 2023 All-State Band.
According to a news release from the Association of Texas Small School Bands, more than 10,000 young musicians from across the state auditioned for a place in their respective all-region bands, from 22 different regions. The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held two weekends ago, and of those, 286 were selected for all-state honors.
Frasier, who is a student of Russell Hopkins and plays in the band under the direction of the Warren band’s Ray Ramos, lives in Village Mills and is the daughter of Warren and Tracey Frasier.
Along with trombone, Frazier also enjoys playing piano, shopping and petting cats at the Humane Society. Frazier is also a member of the National Honor Society and performs with the Off the Wall Jazz Band. She is also active in church activities at Bethel Baptist Church.
The All-State Bands will meet to rehearse in San Antonio in early February, and will perform in concert on Saturday, Feb. 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Lila Cockrell Theatre, located at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, downtown.
Dr. BJ Brooks, of West Texas State University, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band, and Dr. David Allen Waybright of the University of Florida, will give a clinic and conduct the All-State Symphonic Band.