School students Lauren Boleng and Aaron Morganqualified for one of the All-State bands of the Texas Music Educators
Association (TMEA) during auditions held January 9, 2016, in Midland.
sophomore flute player, and Morgan, a senior tuba player, will select among
various state bands and orchestras at the beginning of the 2016 TMEA
Clinic/Convention. The students both qualified to perform with ensembles featuring mainly Class 6A students.
the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Boleng and Morgan were chosen through a
competitive process involving auditions held this school year throughout the
state. Individual musicians perform
selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice
part. From this ranking, a select group
advances from each of the twenty-eight regions to compete against others in
seven area competitions. The
highest-ranking musicians are selected for the state ensembles from among the
55,000 band, choir, and orchestra students that initially entered the
multi-level musical competition.
bands will perform on Saturday, February 13 during the state convention to be
held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The students in the state ensembles
participate in three days of rehearsals by nationally-recognized
conductors. Their performances before thousands
of attendees bring the convention to a close.
band members auditioning during the Area B tryouts were Reece Ahler, Melaine
Boleng, Ian Cone, Reagan Hall, Kalvin Hughes, Mallory Irish, and Brennan Ross. They advanced during the region competition
All-Region Band clinic and concert will be held January 29-30 at Centennial
High School. The region orchestra will hold its events on January 15-16 at Fort Worth Paschal High School.