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Jazz Bassist Named To All-State Band

December 20, 2005 – A Collin County Community College District (Collin) jazz bass player is racking in the honors.

Young Heo, 24, of Coppell, was recently named to the Texas All-State Community College Jazz Band and will perform with the group at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in San Antonio in February.

This announcement comes at the heels of Heo being selected to be a member of the 2006 International Association for Jazz Education Community College All-Star Jazz Band.

Heo, a sophomore at Collin, started playing bass about four years ago. He plans to transfer to The University of Texas at Arlington and earn a bachelor’s degree in music and become a studio musician.

“I was really surprised,” Heo said of the all-state jazz band selection. “It is an hnor to be picked to the Texas All-State Jazz Band.”

Joining Heo on the Texas All-State Community College Jazz Band is Juan Moreno of Dallas and Jordan Goldblatt of Plano.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.