Area student selected as Texas All-State Musician

Crysten Ivy, a member of the Sweetwater Mighty Mustang Band will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. She was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels. Ivy is a student of Dayna Coppedge and plays at school under the direction of Shane Faucett who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, an 11,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Ivy’s third time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Ivy is the daughter of Sonya and Christopher Ivy.High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2013 to arrive at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that began with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 14 ensembles (bands, orchestras and choirs).