On December 2, 2018, Alexander Gonzales auditioned for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) All Southern California Honor Groups. When last checked, he was auditioning against over 50 other trombone players from all over southern California for 14 positions. Alexander was one of the four trombone players chosen to be in the full orchestra. During the audition, Alexander stated that after his first prepared piece the judges asked “Are you sure you have only played for three years?” A sure sign that Alexander’s audition was going well. Alexander will play with 96 other selected top students in the SCSBOA Southern California Middle School Honer Full Orchestra on January 27, 2019 at the SCSBOA annual conference.