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February 2008

Release Date: February 11, 2008

ASU Music Student Plays on Grammy-Winning Album

David Trevino, a sophomore music major at Angelo State University, picked up a Grammy Award last night as a member of the Tejano band "Little Joe y La Familia."

Trevino played saxophone on the group’s TDI Records album "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," which won the Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, he was not able to attend the ceremony due to his ASU class schedule, but his hardware is coming in the mail.

"It’s really exciting," Trevino said. "First, they will send me the medallion that says I was a nominee. They got those the night before the Grammys. Within six weeks they are supposed to send me my statue."

A San Angelo native, Trevino was part of the five-horn section Los Hot Horns put together by former ASU student John Ontiveros. The group played with several local bands before being picked up by Grammy-winning artist Chente Barrera. When Little Joe’s horn section left him last January, he brought Los Hot Horns into his band. Trevino also toured with Little Joe y La Familia through nine different states last year before leaving the band to return to school.

"He had to prove himself on the job and he got that done," said Dr. Tim Bonenfant, assistant professor of music. "We’re incredibly proud and I don’t think it is even sinking in with us yet, how big a deal this is. He is going to have some extra attention for awhile and we’re certainly going to talk about it as much as we can."

At ASU, Trevino plays baritone saxophone for the Wind Ensemble and tenor saxophone in the Jazz Band.