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.
Ray Zhang, 11th grade, Orchestra, Viola (3 years All-State selection)
Matthew Schofield, 12th grade, Band, Euphonium
Jacob Gonzaba,11th grade, Tenor Bass Choir
Austin Salmon, 11th grade, Jazz, Trumpet
Raymon Saldana, 11th grade, Band, Trumpet
Riley Mazziotta, 11th grade, Band, Clarinet
Daniel Rodriguez, 12th grade, Tenor 1, All-State Mixed Choir
Health Careers HS
Helen Lan, 9th grade, Band, Flute
Brandon Garza, 11th grade, Orchestra, Violin (2 years All-State selection)
Solomon Caraway, 11th grade, Jazz, Alto
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.