Students Join Mid, All-State Bands, Orchestras

  • Two groups of students pose for photos

    Published January 4, 2022

    Not every student musician can play their way onto the Tennessee Mid-State and All-State Bands and Orchestras, but more than 300 WCS students have done just that.

    Of the thousands of students who auditioned across Tennessee, 322 WCS students were selected or chosen as an alternate to one of these prestigious groups. Additionally, 38 WCS students were chosen for the All-State Band or Orchestra. Last year, 182 WCS students were selected for a Mid-State Band or Orchestra, and 37 students received All-State status.

    "Our students continue to achieve high levels of excellence at the Middle Tennessee Region and State levels," said WCS Fine Arts Director Mark Kinzer. "Achievements such as this develop the whole student as well as open the doors for scholarships and performance opportunities beyond the school building."

    Students in the Mid-State Bands will perform January 6-8, 2022, at Middle Tennessee State University. Mid-State Jazz and Orchestra students will perform January 13-15, 2022, at Blackman Middle and High schools. The All-State Weekend event will take place April 27-30, 2022, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

    For more information about the performances, visit the

    Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association (MTSBOA) website.

    Congratulations to the following students:

  • Students with an asterisk (*) next to their name received the All-State designation.