Montgomery ISD Musicians Earn All-State Honors

Ten Choir and Band Students to perform at TMEA State Convention

Montgomery ISD is excited to announce ten students have been named All-State musicians for the 2022-23 school year.  Each fall, over 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individuals perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. A select group of musicians advances 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 18 Texas All-State ensembles.

Montgomery ISD All-State Choir honorees are as follows:

Ben Barajas, MHS

Mary Hoke, MHS

Tyler Perrine, MHS

Kaitlyn Reeves, MHS

Alyssa Schelski, MHS

Kenny Chalk, LCHS

Montgomery ISD All-State Band honorees are as follows:

Valentina Gomez, Clarinet, MHS

Anthony Kotinek, French Horn, MHS

DJ Haynes, Tuba, LCHS

Carter-Huget Hrupp, Trumpet, LCHS

“We are so thrilled for these students and all the students who auditioned this year,” Montgomery High School Choir Director Heather Orr said. “Auditioning for All State Coir and Band is an incredible journey that is full of growth, commitment to excellence and amazing memories. Congratulations to all these fine students and their families. “

All-state honorees from Montgomery ISD will travel to San Antonio to perform at the TMEA Convention February 8-11. In addition to All-State Ensemble performances, the TMEA Convention provides opportunities for professional development for current and future music educators at every level and discipline.