By Cindy McNutt
The California All-State Honor Band was held from February 11-14 in San Jose, California. Participants were selected by audition. Six Benicia High School Band students were selected this year: Dominique Sayo (alto sax), Neel Kishnani (tenor sax), Michael Chou (clarinet), Garrison McNutt (bassoon), Devin Rorke (trumpet), Isabela Devia (flute).
Music students from all over the state spent three days rehearsing with guest conductors and attending concerts. On Saturday, February 13th, and Sunday, February 14th, the students performed in concert in the San Jose Performing Arts Center.