Three student musicians from El Segundo have won seats in the All-State Honor Band, which will have its annual concert next month in Fresno.
Kathleen Moran, a bassoonist for El Segundo Middle School, along with two students from El Segundo High - tenor saxophonist Christian Alva and trumpeter James Dahl - will join the ensemble for the Feb. 23 performance.
The three musicians were among 1,600 students from across California who auditioned.
Tony Bancroft, band instructor at El Segundo Middle School, had high praise for his student, Kathleen.
"She is one of the brightest musicians I have ever seen in El Segundo," he said. "She was recently accepted into the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association - potentially one of the youngest El Segundo students to have that honor. I can't remember the last time an El Segundo student gained entrance into both Southern California Honor Band and All-State Honor Band."