COLLEGE STATION, TX — Que the music, because it's time for celebration, here, in College Station!
A&M Consolidated High School, and College Station High School, has had 10 of their student musicians, selected, to perform with Texas Music Educators Association's (TMEA) All-State Band, Choir or Orchestra.
Said students include, Jack Montgomery, Noah Zhou, and Anderson Kurk; this will be Kurk's second recognition in a row from the organization.
Joining them in choir, will be Silas Merrell (AMCHS), Elliott Lewis (CSHS), and Lauren Moore (AMCHS); this will also be Moore's second consecutive all-state citation.
Finishing up the group in all-state orchestra, are students Sabrina Hu (AMCHS), Hannah Jeong (CSHS), Jeremy No (AMCHS) and Sophia Wu (AMCHS).
In addition to these groups, four student musicians were named as alternates: Ben Roberts (CSHS) and Andrew Sorescu (AMCHS) in band, and Emma Barrow (AMCHS), and Carson Seiber (AMCHS) in choir.
To qualify, these high school students had to compete through several auditions to qualify at the State level.
All-State, is the highest honor, a Texas music student can receive from the State.
At what was once a field of 66,800 students, only 1,795 are selected, from around Texas, to perform in one of the 15 ensembles in band, orchestra and choir. Only the top 2.6%, of all the student musicians who auditioned, were selected to become an All-State musician.