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FIVE GRANBURY STUDENTS MAKE ALL-STATE CHOIRS

January 11, 2016
 
Davis
Davis
Brynn Deger
Deger
Mathis
Mathis
Walters
Walters
Zagrocki
Zagrocki
 
Four Granbury High School students and one from Crossland Ninth Grade Center were honored with selection to the All-State choirs of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).
 
Seniors Kiersten Mathis and Zach Zagrocki along with junior Brynn Deger won spots in the All-State Mixed Choir. Baylee Davis, a senior, will be in the All-State Women’s Choir, while freshman Andrew Walters will sing with the All-State Men’s Choir.
 
The group was among eight choir students taking part in the final audition round held January 9, 2016, at Midland Lee High School. Others competing were Jake Piland, Stacia Sokol, and Casey Wilcox.
 
Mathis will be in her third consecutive year representing GHS in the state ensembles.
 
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. The students were chosen through a competitive process involving several levels of 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.
 
The All-State choirs will perform on Saturday, February 13 during the 2016 TMEA Clinic/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 for thousands of attendees bring the convention to a close.