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Burbank High School Wind Ensemble to record its performance for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) 2021 Clinic
01/06/2021

What:      Burbank High School Wind Ensemble to record its performance for the Texas Music
                  Educators Association (TMEA) 2021 Clinic
                 
One of only three bands in the state selected as a feature band
                   
Who:       Director of Bands Hector Trevino, Burbank High School
                  Burbank band students

When:      Jan. 7 (Thurs) – 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:     The Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle


The Burbank High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Hector Trevino, has been invited to perform for the 2021 TMEA Clinic/Convention, the largest music educators convention in the nation. Hundreds of ensembles applied for selection as a 2021 TMEA Invited Performing Group, and Burbank was one of only three band programs in Texas to be invited. 

“Today marks yet another proud moment in SAISD,” said Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

The annual convention will be held virtually Feb. 11-13. As a featured group, the Burbank Wind Ensemble needs to pre-record a half-hour concert to be showcased during the virtual event. 

Band members will rehearse and record their performance at The Tobin Center on Thursday, Jan. 7, and media representatives are invited to listen from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The band director and performing students will be available for interviews.

“This selection is the opportunity of a lifetime that very few band programs in the state get to experience,” said Hector Trevino, director of bands for Burbank High School. 

Burbank was the only band program selected from the San Antonio area and the South Texas region. The other two band programs selected were Dripping Springs from the Central Texas area and Flower Mound from the North Texas area.

“TMEA is especially proud of Texas music directors and students for rising up to the challenge of presenting a performance in these COVID times,” said TMEA Executive Director Robert Floyd. “They will surely be appreciated by thousands of music educators across our state – and the world.”

“Our music program has existed since 1937 when our school first opened its doors, and our community has faced times of prosperity and adversity while continuing to fulfill our mission of educating students of the Bulldog Nation,” said Burbank High School Principal Irene Talamantes. “We are honored to carry on that tradition during another challenging time in our nation’s history and we know that the power of music will continue to uplift us all.”

Established in 1937, the Burbank band is one of the oldest music programs in San Antonio. In July 1976, the band had the honor to perform for President Gerald Ford during his visit to our city. The Burbank band is a consistent “sweepstakes” program with many performing ensembles for students to explore and is currently 100 members strong. In its recent history, the band has been a UIL marching band area finalist and was featured as a demonstration group at the TMEA convention in 2019.

TMEA is an association of more than 13,500 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. For more information on the association, visit www.tmea.org and for details about the convention, visit www.tmea.org/convention.

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