School sophomore Ian Cone qualified for one
of the All-State bands of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) during
auditions held January 7, 2017, in Coppell.
Cone, a French
horn player, will select among various state bands and orchestras at the
beginning of the 2017 TMEA Clinic/Convention.
The GHS sophomore qualified for Class 6A ensembles.
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 11 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 Lauren Boleng and
Janessa Mendoza. They advanced during
the region competition in December.
Qualifying for the high school region
Class 6A Symphonic Band:
Lauren Boleng, flute; Ian Cone, French horn