26 students earn Texas All-State honors

Twenty six NISD Fine Arts students 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 music student can receive in public school music education. Over 1,700 students are selected through a process that begins with over 64,000 students from around the state vying for the honor to perform in one of 15 All-State ensembles 

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.

Brandeis HS

Savannah Gray, Choir

Ruth Mati, Choir

Ruben Ortega, Choir

Stephen Fagan, Jazz Band

Antonio Jasiczek, Band

Eric Jin, Band

Nicholas Garcia-Hettinger, Orchestra

Brennan HS

Matthew Perez, Choir

Jeremiah Guillen, Band

Joshua Salmon, Jazz Band

Clark HS

Esther Ko, Orchestra

Health Careers HS

Kathleen Ran, Orchestra

Brian Kang, Orchestra

Jay HS

Thomas Petterson, Choir

Marshall HS

Klint Fabian, Choir

Jacob Authier, Band

O’Connor HS

Camilla Wickman, Choir

Gavin Magee, Choir

Matthew Whyte, Choir

Alyssa Estrada, Band

Brendan Frederick, Jazz Band

Stevens HS

Sarah Macias, Band

Taft HS

Katie Bulen, Choir

Julian Canalas, Choir

Ivan Rodriguez, Jazz Band

Warren HS

Mark Rogers, Choir

Teachers are Anna Osterman, Richard Herrera, David Suarez, Jesse Cuellar, and Kevin Hettinger, Brandeis HS; Amber Shodrock, Thomas Kober, Mark Wolocki, and William Pridgen, Brennan HS; Teresa Nguyen, Clark HS; Jennifer Clark, Health Careers HS; Alicia Dean, Jay HS; Sherry Millican, Keith Martinez, Kevin Tabb, Daniel Person, and Daniel Bentley, Marshall HS; Jeffrey Thames, Roland Sandoval, George Garza, Wesley Perkins, and Jaime Ramos, O’Connor HS; John Dominguez, Adam Casiano, and Chad Taylor, Stevens HS; Judy Welch, Amanda Stevenson, Greg Mills, and Rick Astorga, Taft HS; and Colin Varville and Sarah Stevens, Warren HS.