Posted Date: 02/17/2023
February 9, 2023 – The following students were selected to perform as members of the Texas All-State ensembles and will travel to San Antonio to perform in the Texas All-State ensembles:
Amarillo HS Orchestra: Quan Nguyen - Violin
Amarillo HS Band: Brady Neese - Euphonium; Laci Grosser - Bass Trombone
Amarillo HS Choir: William Booth - Bass 2; Elanna Weber - Soprano 2
Tascosa HS Choir: Noah Bellis - Tenor 1
High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,875 students are selected through a process that began with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 18 ensembles. All-State ensemble performances are Saturday, February 11, 2023, in San Antonio.
“Selection as a member of a Texas Music Educators Association All-State ensemble is the highest honor that a Texas music student can receive,” said Dr. Chris Reidlinger, Amarillo ISD Director of Music Education. “Less than three-percent of the more than 70,000 students that began the audition process are chosen for this honor. The selection of our students as TMEA All-State members is not only testament to their skill and talent, but most importantly reflects their incredible discipline and dedication to excellence in Band, Choir and Orchestra.”
Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 2.6% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.
These All-State students participate in four days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert and conductor information, go to the Performances section of www.tmea.org/convention.