Forty-four Longview High School (LHS) band members have earned 2011 All-Region Honors in a musical playoff versus more than 300 of their colleagues from other schools.  The competition was held at Tyler Junior College. Of the 44, there were 16 who earned the right to compete at the area level.  This is the next step toward attaining All-State ranking.  Last year just two LHS musicians made the All-State Band.
LHS Band Director Louis Robinett was delighted with his students’ showing.
“Most people don’t realize that our band students are typically marching at football games several weeks after most schools,” he said.  “When you also consider that we had to learn a few Christmas pieces for the parade, holiday concert and two Honor America performances, this honor is very impressive.  These students are very dedicated to being good at what they do–in the band hall and in the classroom–and we are extremely proud of them.”
Drawn from 21 regional schools the All-Region Band will perform at the UT-Tyler Cowan Center on January 21.