Choir Students Advance in All-State Selection Process

Montgomery HS, Lake Creek HS students move on to regional competition

Montgomery ISD students choir students completed the first round of auditions in the All-State selection process. Students from Montgomery High School and Lake Creek High School competed against talented singers from 5A and 6A schools from neighboring districts including Conroe, Magnolia, Tomball and Klein. Montgomery High School advanced 37 students and Lake Creek High School had 25 students move on to the next round.   

“I am thrilled with our results and proud that Montgomery High School leads the 5A schools with the largest number of qualifiers,” MHS Choir Director Heather Orr said. “The next step is the Region auditions on October 8 where our students will face other qualifiers from area 6A and 5A schools.” 

The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) choir auditions are a four-part process, with District, Region, Pre-Area, and Area auditions with the end goal being State. The TMEA audition process is designed to provide both recognition and meaningful musical experiences for Texas’ student musicians. Selection to a TMEA performing organization requires stamina, talent, and a strong work ethic.

“I am so proud of everyone who auditioned, and impressed with their hard work and dedication,” Lake Creek HS Choir Director Cameron Carnley said. “Congratulations to all of our students for an incredible showing.”

Each fall, over 70,000 Texas high school students begin the All-State audition process. 1,810 are ultimately selected to rehearse and perform during the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles, including four choirs: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Tenor-Bass Choir and Small School Mixed Choir.

“We are thrilled with the continued success of our outstanding choir programs in Montgomery ISD, and excited to have so many students advance to the next level,” Superintendent Heath Morrison said. “This is an amazing accomplishment by our students and a testament to how well they were prepared for these competitions. We wish them all the best of luck in the next round.”

Congratulations to these talented students:

Montgomery High School:

Mason Ainsworth

Aiden Anderson

Benjamin Barajas

Saida Borque

Mackenzie Davis

Hannah Dobbs

Mary Rose Hoke

Sarah Hoke

Aniyah Holiday

Kalea Johnson

Zoe King

Baron Lockridge

Jacqueline Lucas

Catherine McCorquodale

John McCorquodale

Owen McWhirter

Grayson Moore

Joel Morgan

Emily Morris

Jacob Morris

Riley Morton

Robin Neill

Taylor Perrine

Jarod Peschl

Adelyn Radel

Kaitlyn Reeves

Braedyn Ritchie

Ella Grace Roberston

Kailey Rooney

Sahely Sanchez

Alyssa Schelski

Raegan Sells

Sam Siemonsma

Jax Tweto

Caden Villasenor

Audrey Wendele

Kristen Wendele

Lake Creek High School:

Kimberly Boyd

Briley Brown

Abby Carswell

Kenny Chalk

Adrah Eales

Madelyn Fellman

Emma Gober

Lexi Howell

Brenna Lovan

Blayne Lusk

Molly Marshall

Caden McDonald

Calder McDonald

Donovan Miller

Krystal Moons

Mia Pazderny

Madi Perry

Macey Pool

Zoe Powell

Alexia Romo

Jacob Sadler

Lily Sample-Conley

Jacob Silver

Levi Turner

Jennifer Whitlock