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FISD Students Named All-State Musicians

Jan 20, 2017

Frisco ISD students will perform with Texas All-State music ensembles during the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention February 8-11 in San Antonio.

More than forty FISD band, choir and orchestra students have been chosen for this prestigious honor, the highest a Texas music student can receive.

More than 68,000 students from around the state vied to perform in one of the 15 All-State ensembles.

This competitive process begins with 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 seven 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 percent of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians, just 1,780 total students from across the state.

Congratulations to the following FISD high school students named to one of the All-State ensembles:

Band 

Paulina Aguirre, Horn – Centennial
Ryan Bae, Bb Clarinet – Reedy
Franziska Bevensee, Tenor Sax – Heritage
Nathan Brooks, Alto Saxophone – Liberty
Jacob Crowell, Trumpet – Centennial
Rachel Diaz, Bb Clarinet – Centennial
Caleb Dixon, Trumpet – Centennial
David Dong, Percussion – Frisco
Jared Esserine, Tenor Trombone – Lone Star
Caitlyn Hazzard, Trombone – Liberty
Richard Huang, Oboe – Liberty
John Kaiser, Bassoon – Reedy
Lisa Kan, Flute – Centennial
Jisu Kang, Bb Clarinet – Liberty
Jacob Kwon, Eb Clarinet – Centennial
Patrick Lawrence, Trumpet – Centennial
Brianna Meinecke, Tuba – Centennial
Marshall Mixon, Oboe – Liberty
Jude Morris, Trombone – Centennial
Joseph O'Reilly, Alto Sax – Centennial
Colin Peterson, Contra Bass – Lone Star
Mikayla Probst, Flute – Centennial
Aaron Stone, Trumpet – Liberty
Ivy Wang, Percussion – Frisco
Charles Yang, Bb Clarinet – Liberty
Daniel Yang, Bass Clarinet – Liberty  
Alex Yoon, Bb Clarinet – Liberty
Connor Yun, Bass Clarinet – Centennial

Choir

Kathleen Murray, Alto 2 – Independence
Tristen Smith, Bass 2 – Heritage

Orchestra 

April Chung, Violin – Independence
Paulina Delgadillo, Harp – Heritage
Meghan Le, Violin – Liberty
Brian Lee, Violin – Centennial 
Grace Leung, Violin – Liberty
Megan Lin, Violin – Liberty
Marian Ma, Harp – Lebanon Trail
Kyle Monk, Cello – Independence 
Nikki Naghavi, Violin – Centennial
Kanon Ohmitsu, Violin – Independence
Samantha Powell, Cello – Centennial 
Michelle Tong, Harp – Frisco
Isabel Tu, Harp – Lebanon Trail
Kevin Wang, Piano – Reedy
Emily Yu, Viola – Centennial 


All-State students will 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 at www.tmea.org/convention.

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