Students from Temple College have been selected to perform with three different All-State music ensembles in 2019.
Four students have been selected to perform with the Texas Two-Year College Choir Directors’ Association All-State Choir: soprano Alondra Salazar, tenor Juan Morales, and basses Gregory Madrid and Drew Schmidt. Adam Anderson also was selected as a tenor alternate.
Eight students have been selected to perform with the Texas Two-Year College Band Director’s Association Symphonic Band: Alex Alvarado (trombone), Shelby Avants (bassoon), Deon Byrd (euphonium), Nan Cryar (piano), Kennedy Hogan (clarinet), Idalia Medina (horn), Damond Portillo (clarinet) and Zachary Zajicek (percussion). This is the second year in a row that Avants and Zajicek have been selected for the group.
Another Temple College student – Braedon Avants – has been selected to play percussion in the Texas Community College Band Directors Jazz Ensemble.
All three ensembles will rehearse and perform in San Antonio as part of the 2019 Texas Music Educators’ Association Conference Feb. 13-16.
Being selected for an All-State ensemble is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. More than 60,000 students from around the state compete for the honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles, including bands, orchestras and choirs. About 1,700 are selected each year.