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Central Middle, Nederland High bands advance

The Central Middle School Symphonic Band and the Nederland High School Honors Band have advanced to the state level of the 2019 Texas Music Educators Allociation Honor Band tape listening in their classifications.

The area level judging was held June 19 at the Woodlands High School, where both bands placed high enough to advance. The state level listening session is held in conjunction with the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention in San Antonio on July 25.

Both the Central Middle School Symphonic Band and Nederland High School Honors Band will be one of only 16 schools in their respective classifications at the state level representing eight different areas for a chance to be named the 2019 Texas State Honor Band.

These bands are no stranger to representing Nederland ISD at the Honor Band State Level with the Central Band placing ninth in 2017 and the NHS Band qualifying numerous times, including a sixth-place finish in 2007.

The director of the Central Middle School Symphonic Band is Eric Rose, and the director of the Nederland High School Honors Band is Greg Rose.

— Special to The News