Lydia is a junior at East Newton High School. She has played in the Ozark Festival Orchestra in Monett and attends church in Monett.
A total of 108 students were selected out of more than 1,000 who auditioned on Dec. 1 at Hickman High School in Columbia.
The All-State Band will meet, rehearse and perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference, on Jan. 26, 2013 at Tan-Tar-A. Gary Green, a nationally acclaimed conductor and clinician, will lead the band.