15 Fine Arts students earn All-State honors

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

All-State is the highest individual honor that a student can receive in public school music education. It represents the top one percent of student musicians in Texas. Over 25,000 students engage in the audition process with only 870 students selected.

Students will rehearse and perform with nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Music Convention to be held in San Antonio in February. Visit the TMEA website for concert information.

Pictured left to right are Katie and Faith Bulen, Taft HS; Anna Schmelter and Macy Drew, Health Careers HS; and Kelsey Xie, Brandeis HS.

Brandeis HS

Kelsey Xie, Choir

Matthew Messick, Orchestra

Brennan HS

Devon Chance, Choir

Symeon May, Band

Harlan HS

Trinity Ramon, Band

Health Careers HS

Macy Drew, Choir

Anna Schmelter, Choir

Lindsey Ran, Orchestra

Brian Kang, Orchestra

Marshall HS

Klint Fabian, Choir

Klint Fabian (center) pictured with his instructors.

O’Connor HS

Nathan Millwater, Jazz Band

Stevens HS

Jacob Vaquera, Band

Taft HS

Faith Bulen, Choir

Katie Bulen, Choir

Warren HS

Joseph Garza, Jazz Band


Teachers are Anna Osterman and Olga Deleon, Brandeis HS; Amber Shodrok and Thomas Kober, Brennan HS; Carol Rustowicz, Harlan HS; Martha Bagwell and Jennifer Clark, Health Careers HS; Keith Martinez, Marshall HS; Alfonso Alvarado, O’Connor HS; Adam Casiano, Stevens HS; Judy Welch, Taft HS; and Christopher Dr