Frisco ISD Students are All-State Gold

Jan 17, 2020

Frisco ISD fine arts students have been invited to perform in one of the 15 Texas All-State bands, orchestras and choirs. This is a tremendous honor for these students who are members of arguably the most prestigious All-State ensembles in the country.

The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill.

Each fall, over 70,000 students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. 

A select group of musicians then advance to compete against musicians from other Regions in their TMEA Area. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of the All-State bands, orchestras and choirs. 

The students selected for All-State will rehearse for three days, directed by nationally recognized conductors, and perform on the closing day of the annual TMEA Convention in San Antonio.

“Excellence does not just happen,” said Pete Hazzard, managing director of fine arts. “Our students are taught by the finest educators in the state.”

Congratulations to these high school students that have advanced to All-State:

All-State Band 

Axel Bevensee, Trombone - Heritage
Arianna Bohara, French Horn - Lebanon Trail
Dhruv Dilbaghi, French Horn - Liberty
Jonathan Hall, Trumpet - Memorial
Adarsh Javvaji, Clarinet - Liberty
Judson Jones, Bassoon - Lone Star
Lily Kern, French Horn - Heritage
Jacob Leach, Clarinet - Independence
James Li, Baritone Sax - Heritage
Joshua Jung, Oboe - Centennial
Gurnoor Narula, Tenor Saxophone - Liberty
Paul Park, Clarinet - Centennial lunc
Shelby Pybus, French Horn - Liberty
Calvin Sall, Clarinet - Reedy
Noah Solomon, Trumpet - Reedy
Arvind Subramanian, Percussion - Lebanon Trail
Priyanka Subramanian, Bass Clarinet - Centennial
Jeamin Yun, Flute - Liberty
Yeocheol Yun, Flute - Liberty
Catherine Zhou, Flute - Lebanon Trail
Michael Zhou, Flute - Lebanon Trail 

All-State Choir

Megan Guidry, Soprano - Liberty
Ashwin Krishnan, Bass - Centennial HS
Madison Lang, Alto - Heritage
Maddie May, Alto - Reedy
Chaya Ranganatha, Alto - Centennial
Tristen Sabin, Bass - Independence HS
Harsha Sankaran, Alto - Heritage 

All-State Jazz 

Jacob Ogbu, Trombone - Lone Star
Ernie Wang, Alto Sax - Lebanon Trail 

All-State Orchestra 

Sarika Ahire, Harp - Centennial
Yunbeen Bae, Cello - Reedy
Geethika Bonthala, Violin - Liberty
Colin Cha, Cello - Independence
Samuel Chen, Cello - Centennial
Nandika Chirala, Violin - Liberty
Jacob Choi, Viola - Liberty
Kathleen Hopkins, Harp - Lebanon Trail
Julia Johnson, Violin - Liberty
Jaewoo Kang, Violin - Independence
Simone LeFavour, Viola - Independence
Jasmine Liew, Harp - Independence
Willa Liou, Viola - Lebanon Trail
Benjamin Liu, Piano - Memorial
Marian Ma, Harp - Lebanon Trail
Christopher Minn, Harp - Lebanon Trail
Julia Olores, Viola - Lebanon Trail
Karis Park, Viola - Centennial
Dennis Park, Viola - Centennial
Jonathan Peng, Violin - Liberty
Finnegan Powers, Bass - Heritage
Yee Hong Pua, Cello - Lebanon Trail
Jeremy Tham, Violin - Lebanon Trail
Isabel Tu, Harp - Lebanon Trail 
Erin Yoon, Violin - Independence
Jayna Yoon, Violin - Liberty 

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