Dayton HS band members selected for All-Region Band

Six Dayton High School students have earned spots on the All-Region Band. They are Tania Rodriguez, Mario Diaz, Joseph Briggs, Hector Gonzalez, Ashton Garcia and Mathew Jester.

Members of the Dayton High School Band competed at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 10 All-Region Band auditions on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lumberton High School. 

All students who competed earned a position in the band and will be participating in the all-region clinic on Friday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 14, at Nederland High School. 

The concert will be in the Nederland Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. 

Congratulations to the following students:

  • Tania Rodriguez (9)
  • Mario Diaz (11)
  • Joseph Briggs (9)
  • Hector Gonzalez (9)
  • Ashton Garcia (9)
  • Mathew Jester (12)

Mario, Ashton, and Mathew also placed at the top of their sections and will advance to the Area round of competition on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Dekaney High School where they will compete for a spot in the TMEA All-State Band.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


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