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ACC Students Named to All State Band

Two Alvin Community College students were recently named to the Texas Music Educators All State Band.

Rally Colbert Ermenc, of Rosharon and Jake Wendorf, of Alvin were selected from among hundreds of other Texas community college students for the honor.

They will participate in the Texas Music Educators Association annual clinic/convention in San Antonio on February 9-13.

“I’m very excited that Jake and Rally made the Texas Community College All State  band this year, both are excellent musicians,” ACC Band director David Griffith said. “They worked hard on the music and are well deserving of this honor.”

This year’s guest conductor for the Community College All state Band is Dr. Eric Wilson, Director of Bands at Baylor University.

The Texas Community College All State Band is comprised of students who are chosen  from 25 community colleges throughout Texas. The students submit recordings  of music that they worked on since  September. The recorded entries are then judged on a statewide level to select the top musicians in each section of the band.

Ermenc performs with the flute and piccolo flute

“As a person that's never gotten All State in High School, it's pretty cool that I was able to make it,” he said.

Ermenc is majoring in music and plans to enroll at a university to earn a Bachelor’s degree. He eventually hopes to become an educator and inspire students himself.

“I want to become a band director,” he said.

This is the second year Wendorf was selected for the band as an ACC student. He has also been named to the All State band while he was in high school. Wendorf performs with the euphonium.

“ It’s always an honor to be named in the All State Band,” he said. “I always enjoy playing in a group of talented musicians and this is no less a great way to do so and form those connections.”

Wendorf plans to transfer to the University of North Texas or Stephen F. Austin State University to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and then pursue a Master’s Degree.

“I was to become a professional musician and then later in life become a euphonium professor at a university,” he said.