Two Brownwood residents are among the 150 high school students attending the Texas Baptist All-State Choir and Band camp hosted by Howard Payne University this week. They are Sara Jones of Iglesia Nueve Amanecer, and Catherine Smith of First Baptist Church.

“The Texas Baptist All-State Music and Missions is an organization created to provide motivating, inspirational and life-changing experiences for students from Texas Baptist churches,” said Debbie Smith, special project coordinator for music worship and ministry team. “It is a good opportunity for talented students to receive special training from Texas Baptist university music faculty, and fellowship with other Christian youth of like talents and interests.”

Student activities for the week involve a physically rigorous schedule including extensive rehearsals, Bible study, mission activities, music development, worship, entertainment and recreation and performances.

The students will leave Brownwood for Austin at 8 a.m. Friday where they are to perform in three different concerts.