All-West

2015-16 All West

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The Houston Band had a record 100 musicians earn a place in the All West Tennessee Bands, Jazz Band, or Orchestra.

 2014-15 All West

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96 members of the Houston High School Band were recently named to the All West Tennessee Band, Jazz Band or Orchestra.  28 members were also selected to an All State ensemble.  Both of these are the largest numbers selected for any High School in Tennessee.  The All West Tennessee Band and Orchestra Clinic was be held on February 12 – 14 at the Cannon Center in Downtown Memphis.  This is also the site of the Tennessee Music Educator’s All State Clinic to be held on April 8 – 11.  The band is under the direction of Jim Smith and Matt Taylor. When asked about the large number of students selected to participate, Mr. Smith said, “We are extremely lucky to teach so many kids with the work ethic and support from home that is necessary to achieve at a high level.  We have fun here at Houston and I think that is a big motivator in how hard they work.”