Friday, January 18, 2013

All State Winners

Eight highly talented Spring Branch ISD high school students have received the highest honor possible in their area of musical study. They’ve been named Texas All-State winners in orchestra, band and choir.

About 1,500 students from across Texas are named All-State winners following a process that begins with more than 55,000 students from across the state vying to perform in one of 13 separate music ensembles. Individual student musicians begin by performing music selections for a panel of judges.

From this ranking, a select group of musicians and singers advances from their region to separate competitions that qualify them to perform in Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)All-State music groups.

In SBISD this year, four Memorial High Orchestra students qualified for All-State. 

They are:
  • Catherine Cai, All-State Symphony Orchestra, violin, 9th grade 
  • Tiffany Hu, All-State Philharmonic Orchestra, cello, 10th grade 
  • Jonnathan Sullins, All-State 5A Concert Band, piano, 11th grade 
  • Yestle Ough, All-State String Orchestra, violin, 12th grade Memorial High Orchestra directors are Bingiee Shiu and Danielle Prontka. 
Two Spring Woods High Band students qualified for All-State. 

They are: 
  • Janett Navarro, clarinet, 12th grade 
  • Victor Rangel, bass clarinet, 11th grade Spring Woods High Band directors are Monty Morris-Brame and Jeff Munger.
One Stratford High Band student qualified for All-State. 

He is: 
  • Eric (Ho Min) Lee, clarinet, 12th grade Stratford High Band directors are Richard Graham and Suzanne Thompson 
One Stratford High Choir student qualified for All-State. 

He is:
  • Nicholas Jones, Bass 1, 12th grade Stratford High Choir directors are Peter Steinmetz and Kathleen Holder 
All-State qualifying students and their families will be honored during the regular monthly meeting of the SBISD Board of Trustees in February. All-State performances are held at the TMEA’s annual convention.


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