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Northeast Times | October 18, 2021

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GCISD: Nine Students Named All-State Musicians

GCISD: Nine Students Named All-State Musicians

Nine students will represent GCISD as Texas All-State musicians at the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association (TEMA) Clinic/Convention.

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. About 1,780 students are selected through a process that begins with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for the honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs).

This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 2.5% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.

These All-State students travel to the TMEA Clinic/Convention, held in San Antonio on February 13-16, 2019. They participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors, then perform for thousands of attendees to close the convention on February 16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to the Performances section of www.tmea.org/convention.

Students representing GCISD include:

5A All-State Band
Kristen Edwards – GHS, Junior – Flute
Kimberly Nelson – CHHS, Freshman – Tenor Trombone
Miryam Rudolph – CHHS, Senior – Oboe
Aadith Thiruvallarai – CHHS, Junior – Percussion
Seth Wood – CHHS, Senior – French Horn

All-State Mixed Choir
William Swinney – CHHS, Junior – Tenor 2

All-State Treble Choir
Samantha Caprio – CHHS, Junior – Soprano 1
Meredith Christian – GHS, Junior – Soprano 2

All-State Tenor-Bass Choir
Daniel Kim – CHHS, Junior – Bass 1