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Nine AISD Musicians Earn All-State Honors

Posted Date: 01/14/2022

Nine AISD Musicians Earn All-State Honors

January 14, 2022 – Nine Amarillo ISD musicians earned All-State honors, and will perform at the annual Texas Music Educators Association clinic/convention held February 9-12, 2022, in San Antonio, TX.

This year’s AISD All-State Musicians:

  • Amarillo High School Choir:

    • Ana Herrera, Alto 1

    • Marjorie Mendoza, Soprano 1

    • William Booth, Bass 2

    • Corbin Gray, Bass 1

  • Amarillo High School Band:

    • Mason Maxwell, Bb Clarinet

    • Seth Meason, French Horn

    • Brady Neese, Euphonium

  • Caprock High School Choir:

    • Gerardo Covarrubias, Tenor 2

  • Tascosa High School 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.

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 three 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 schedule and conductor information, go to the Performances section of Founded in 1921, Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 14,000 members dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Go to for more information.