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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.

Jackson Cote, of Pearland and Josh Brindamour, of Liverpool were selected from among hundreds of other Texas community college students for the honor. They performed in the Texas Music Educators Association annual clinic/convention in San Antonio in February.

"I am very proud of Josh and Jackson for making the Community College All-State Band,” ACC Band Director David Griffith said. “It is an accomplishment that took many hours of hard work to prepare the audition music to such a high level. Josh and Jackson plan on  becoming music educators and I am sure they will both be very successful."

This year’s guest conductor for the Community College All-State Band was Dr. Caroline Beatty from Texas State University.

The Texas Community College All-State Band is comprised of students who are chosen from 26 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.

Brindamour performs with the euphonium and said he was ecstatic to find out he’d been chosen.

“I’ve been working for this achievement since I was a freshman in high school, and now that I’ve done that, I cannot even put it into words how happy I am,” he said.

Brindamour said he plans to complete his degree in Music Education and then hopefully will be able to teach his passion to other students.

“Once I am fully completed with my studies, I plan to become a band director at either a high school or a junior high and help shape the next generation of musicians,” he said.

Cote performs with the trumpet and enjoyed performing in the clinic in San Antonio.

“I was happy about being selected and playing with the group,” he said.

Once he finishes his education at ACC, he intends to continue his education at the University of North Texas.

“My hope is to follow my ambitions as a musician,” he said.