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Seven Pasadena ISD Students Achieve All-State Recognition

Seven Pasadena ISD Students Achieve All-State Recognition
Posted on 01/23/2019
Seven Pasadena ISD Students Achieve All-State Recognitionby Dwight Henson
PISD Communications


Seven students from Pasadena ISD have been named members of the All-State band, orchestra and choir -- the highest individual achievement in a music competition that students can obtain at the high school level.

“These students represent the very best among Texas high school musicians,” said Linda Fletcher, Pasadena ISD director of fine arts. “We are so proud of them for their hard work and dedication in securing this accolade.”

Sponsored by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), the annual competition requires those vying for the distinction to audition at the district, area and regional levels. This year, over 70,000 students across Texas auditioned in the process, with only one percent receiving the All-State recognition.

The honorees are:

Dobie
Brian Hoang (Cornet/Trumpet) – Band

Pasadena Memorial
Melissa Escobar (Viola) – Orchestra
Colton Dement (Cornet/Trumpet) – Band
Jonathan Villarreal (Bass 2) – Choir

Sam Rayburn
Charles Dyall (Cornet/Trumpet) – Band

South Houston
Jennifer Tafolla (Alto) – Choir 
Jonathan Escobar (Tenor) – Choir

(pictured from left to right): SHHS choir student Jonathan Escobar (tenor 1), PMHS orchestra student Melissa Escobar (viola), PMHS choir student Jonathan Villareal (bass 2), SHHS choir student Jennifer Tafolla (alto 1), SRHS band student Charles Dyall (trumpet), DHS band student Brian Hoang (trumpet), PMHS band student Colton Dement (trumpet)
(pictured from left to right): SHHS choir student Jonathan Escobar (tenor 1), PMHS orchestra student Melissa Escobar (viola), PMHS choir student Jonathan Villareal (bass 2), SHHS choir student Jennifer Tafolla (alto 1), SRHS band student Charles Dyall (trumpet), DHS band student Brian Hoang (trumpet), PMHS band student Colton Dement (trumpet)