Liberty-Eylau student selected to all-state band

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Daymon Finigan — Courtesy: Liberty-Eylau Independent School District

EYLAU, Texas — Liberty-Eylau High School Band member Daymon Finigan was selected to the ATSSB Texas 4A All-State Band in January

More than 10,000 students from across Texas auditioned in 22 different regions for a place in their distinct all-region bands. The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held on Jan. 8. Among those students, 286 were then selected for all-state honors, including Finigan.

The son of Jaclyn Szydelko is a senior at Liberty-Eylau High School, and is a member of the school’s marching and symphonic bands under the direction of Stephanie Nelson.

Finigan will perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio from Feb. 9-12. Dr. Emily Threinen from the University of Minnesota will be the clinician-conductor of the 4A all-state Symphonic Band, which will premiere “The Essence of Memory ” by B.J. Brooks (commissioned by ATSSB in honor of Darin K. Johns).