January 9, 2012


Zach Morgan Granbury High School junior Zach Morgan qualified for the All-State band of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) during auditions held January 7, 2011, at Midland High School.


By advancing to the state ensembles, Morgan became the first GHS student to qualify for the state instrumental groups since 1994, according to band director Mark Eastin.


All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.  Morgan was 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.


The All-State bands will perform on Saturday, February 11 during the 2012 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 before thousands of attendees bring the convention to a close.

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