TEXARKANA ISD – The Four States Bandmasters Association has selected 14 Texas High band
students to participate in this year’s Four States Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Band director,
Arnie Lawson, nominated these students. Nominated students submit resumes and The Four States
Bandmasters Association selects the students for the Honor Band based on their achievements.
The Four States Bandmasters Association has provided music education and professional
development opportunities for band students and directors for over 60 years. Band directors originally
formed the association to gather and hear new compositions of the day. They soon incorporated
student clinics and provided these students an opportunity to perform for other band directors. Students
within a 100-mile radius of Texarkana comprise the Honor Band. Currently, there are two concert
bands of approximately 100 students each and one jazz band with standard instrumentation.
Selected Texas High Band Students: