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Six students achieve All-State recognition

Six students achieve All-State recognition
Posted on 02/11/2020
Six students achieve All-State recognition

Six 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, region, and area levels. This year, over 65,000 students across Texas auditioned in the process, with only one percent receiving the All-State recognition.

Some of the students will audition once more for chairs in the All-State instrumental ensembles. “Then, they plunge into rehearsals for the weekend’s final concerts,” said Fletcher. “The students recognized below have achieved the highest rank they can obtain at the high school level.”

The honorees are:

Dobie High School

All-State Student Patricia Medina
Patricia Medina, Viola – Orchestra, led by Orchestra Directors Angela Badon, Stephen Payne, Tam Duong

All-State Student
Andrew Garcia, Bass 2 – Choir, led by Tyler Ruberg and Wendy Sharpless

Memorial High School

All-State Students
Madeline Blizzard, Soprano 1 – Choir, led by Choir Directors Daniel Jones and Christina Bartimmo

All-State Students
Kiley Phillips, Alto 1 – Choir, led by Choir Directors Daniel Jones
, Christina Bartimmo

All-State Students
Colton Dement, Cornet and Trumpet – led by Band Directors Jason Harvey, Mark Waldon and Nicole Davis

All-State Students
Nicholas Russell, French Horn – led by Band Directors Jason Harvey, Mark Waldon and Nicole Davis

The All-State students will attend a three-day rehearsal in preparation for the TMEA performance on Saturday, Feb. 15.