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
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.
be in her third consecutive year representing GHS in the state ensembles.
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.
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.