Six Temple College students have been selected to perform with All-State music ensembles in 2020.

Three students will perform with the Texas Two-Year College Choir Directors’ Association All-State Choir: sopranos Hope Ash and Alondra Salazar, and bass Drew Schmidt. This is the second year that Salazar and Schmidt have been selected for the All-State Choir.

Three other students will perform with the Texas Two-Year College Band Director’s Association Symphonic Band: Deon Byrd (euphonium), Kennedy Hogan (clarinet) and Idalia Medina (horn). This is the second year that Byrd, Hogan and Medina have been selected for the All-State Symphonic Band.

Both ensembles will rehearse and perform in San Antonio as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators’ Association Conference Feb. 12-15.

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.