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Local students selected for 2019 All-State Band

Karen Alonso, Cole Burling, Jerrod PittsThree Mount Vernon High School band students have been selected to participate in the 2019 All-State Band.

Cole Burling, a senior trumpet player, Jerrod Pitts, a senior trombone player, and Karen Alonso, a junior alto saxophone player, were chosen. More than 10,000 students auditioned for the band. Of those, 2,288 advanced to area auditions. Only 280 students were selected for All-State honors. For more about this honor, see the February 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.