12 Fine Arts students earn All-State honors

Twelve Northside ISD Fine Arts students from nine high schools were selected to the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) All-State Orchestra, Band, Choir, and Jazz bands.

Selection to Texas All-State is the highest public school award for individual achievement in music that a student can receive. It represents the top one percent of student musicians in Texas.


Brandeis HS

Ray Zhang, 10th grade, Orchestra, Viola

Brennan HS

Katelyn Damon, 10th grade, Soprano, Choir

Clark HS

Isaac Hernandez, 12th grade, Jazz, Trumpet

Hailey Stottlemyre, 12th grade, Alto, Choir

Harlan HS

Daniel Rodriguez, 11th grade, Tenor, Choir

Health Careers HS

Lindsey Ran, 12th grade, Orchestra, Violin


Marshall HS

Brandon Garza, 10th grade, Orchestra, Violin

Isabel Morris, 12th grade, Soprano, Choir

O’Connor HS

Jacob Chavez, 12th grade, Jazz, Trumpet

Taft HS

Seth Sandoval, 10th grade, Jazz, Alto Saxophone

Levi Rodriguez, 11th grade, Jazz, Piano  

Warren HS

Ryan Ornelas, 12th grade, Euphonium, Band

Instructors are Kevin Garcia-Hettinger, Brandeis HS; Amber Shodrok, Brennan HS; Keith Martinez and Justin Murphy, Clark HS; Miguel Ochoa, Harlan HS; Jennifer Clark, Health Careers; Sherry Millican and John Thornton, Marshall HS; Alfonso Alvarado, O’Connor HS; Greg Mills, Taft HS; and Christopher Drayton, Warren HS.

Visit the TMEA website to learn more.