12 Fine Arts students earn All-State Jazz & Orchestra honors

Twelve Northside ISD Fine Arts students from eight high schools were selected to the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra 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, 11th grade, Orchestra, Viola (3 years All-State selection)

Matthew Schofield, 12th grade, Band, Euphonium

Jacob Gonzaba,11th grade, Tenor Bass Choir

Brennan HS

Austin Salmon, 11th grade, Jazz, Trumpet

Raymon Saldana, 11th grade, Band, Trumpet

Clark HS

Riley Mazziotta, 11th grade, Band, Clarinet

Harlan HS

Daniel Rodriguez, 12th grade, Tenor 1, All-State Mixed Choir

Health Careers HS

Helen Lan, 9th grade, Band, Flute

Marshall HS

Brandon Garza, 11th grade, Orchestra, Violin (2 years All-State selection)

O’Connor HS

Solomon Caraway, 11th grade, Jazz, Alto

Taft HS

Seth Sandoval, 11th grade, Jazz, Alto Saxophone

Stephen Cardenas, 11th grade, Jazz, Trapset  

Instructors are Daniel Asgari, Kevin Garcia-Hettinger, and Bonnie Wolfe, Brandeis HS; Thomas Kober, Brennan HS; Jon Thornhill, Clark HS; Miguel Ochoa, Harlan HS; Cathryn Fowler, Health Careers HS; John Thornton, Marshall HS; Alfonso Alvarado, O’Connor HS; and Robert Soto, Taft HS.

Visit the TMEA website to learn more.