All-State Students

The Taft Band program is proud to have a rich history of TMEA All-State qualifying students dating back to it's first year in 1985. Below is a complete list of all students who have gained All-State status through the Taft Band program.

1985-1986
Freddie Mendoza - Euphonium (Symphonic Band)

1986-1987
Tim Peterson - French Horn (Orchestra)
Freddie Mendoza - Trombone (Jazz & Orchestra)

1987-1988
Cathy Wagner - Oboe (Symphonic Band)

1989-1990
Christopher Cortes - Trombone (Jazz)

1990-1991
Richard Baisden - Guitar (Jazz)
James E. Bishop - Bass Clarinet (Symphonic Band)

1991-1992
Jenifer M. Ruiz - Flute (Symphonic Band)

1992-1993
Kevin J. Jedele - Trumpet (Symphonic Band)

1995-1996
Daniel F. Comeaux - French Horn (Symphonic Band)

1997-1998
Melvin Chatman Jr. - Trumpet (Symphonic Band)
Kasey Wilson - Bassoon (Symphonic Band)

1998-1999
Douglas L. Driggers - French Horn (Symphonic Band)

1999-2000
Douglas L. Driggers - French Horn (Symphonic Band)

2000-2001
Michael Polka - French Horn (Orchestra)

2001-2002
Michael Polka - French Horn (Symphonic Band)

2002-2003
Justin Stanley - French Horn (Symphonic Band)

2003-2004
Justin Stanley - French Horn (Symphonic Band)

2006-2007
Christine Roetzel - Piccolo (Symphonic Band)
Katherine Lemmon - Flute (Symphonic Band)
Jacob Greene - Percussion (Symphonic Band)

2007-2008
Katherine Lemmon - Flute (Orchestra)

2010-2011
Benjamin Hillard - Alto Saxophone (Concert Band)

2016-2017
Ivan Rodriguez - Tenor Saxophone (Jazz II)

2019-2020
Ezra Rodriguez - Jazz Guitar (Jazz I)

2020-2021
Levi Rodriguez - Piano (Jazz II)
Seth Sandoval - Alto Saxophone (Jazz II)

2021-2022
Stephen Cardenas - Drums (Jazz II)
Seth Sandoval - Alto Saxophone (Jazz I)