Two Comal ISD Students Named Texas All-State Musicians

Jan. 27, 2021 - Two seniors in the Comal Independent School District earned the prestigious honor of being named a Texas All-State Musician on Jan. 16.

A percussionist in the Canyon High School band, Joey Aldrich, has earned this honor two years in a row, capping off his high school career. This is the first all-state honor for Tyler Dickens who plays the clarinet for the Canyon Lake High School band.

Aldrich competed in the 6A division with more than 50,000 students from around the state. Only 1,816 of those students were selected for the 2021 all-state honors through the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).

Dickens competed in the 4A division through the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB). He was among 10,000 high school band students from across Texas who auditioned, and only 306 were selected for all-state honors.

The TMEA will not host a 2021 performance this year, but the ATSSB All-State Bands will present a concert at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 12, in the Melissa Performance Hall in Melissa, Texas.

All-Area Musicians

The district had 46 students advance to the area competition in 4A, 5A and 6A.

Canyon Lake High School in 4A

  • Austin Aguilar
  • Trinity Bailey
  • Collin Cantu
  • Julian Castillo
  • Ethan Cruz
  • Tyler Dickens
    Zachary Ellis
  • Lyndon Fisher
  • Burke Jones
  • Eleanor Jones
  • Josiah MacPherson
  • Ally Martinez
  • Melissa Muise
  • Nick Peters
  • Theresa Peaslee
  • Shelby Porter
  • Sarah Robbins
  • Dillon Rockwell
  • Lily Wilson
  • Danielle Zulueta

Davenport High School in 4A

  • Noah Bliss
  • Lindsay Creel
  • Ben Lachance
  • Virginia Simone
  • Keona Solidum
  • Landon Sommers

Canyon High School competing in 5A

  • Nathan Acker
  • Hudson Baese
  • Maddy Coronado
  • Alex Hnatow
  • Caleb Jones
  • Gabriel Ledezma
  • Steven Prince
  • Joey Ridge
  • Kolby Taylor
  • Miranda Villanueva

Canyon High School competing in 6A

  • Joey Aldrich
  • Jackson Frazier
  • Keenan Frazier
  • Luke Gately
  • Ryan Lopez

Smithson Valley High School in 6A

  • Wesley Barton
  • Kate Fey
  • Kaleigh Kirkpatrick
  • Maya McBrayer
  • Jonathan Nunez




-Canyon High School senior Joey Aldrich earned the All-State Musician distinction for the second year in a row.

-Canyon Lake High School senior Tyler Dickens earned the All-State Musician designation.


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