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

Seven Northside ISD Fine Arts students from six high schools were selected to the Texas Music Educators’ Association (TMEA) All-State 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, 10th grade, Orchestra, Viola

Clark HS

Isaac Hernandez, 12th grade, Jazz, Trumpet

Health Careers HS

Lindsey Ran, 12th grade, Orchestra, Violin

Marshall HS

Brandon Garza, 10th grade, Orchestra, Violin

O’Connor HS

Jacob Chavez, 12th grade, Jazz, Trumpet

Taft HS

Seth Sandoval, 10th grade, Jazz, Alto Saxophone

Levi Rodriguez, 11th grade, Jazz, Piano  

All-State Choir and Band auditions will conclude in January 2021.

Instructors are Kevin Garcia-Hettinger, Brandeis HS; Justin Murphy, Clark HS; Jennifer Clark, Health Careers; John Thornton, Marshall HS; Alfonso Alvarado, O’Connor HS; and Greg Mills, Taft HS.

Visit the TMEA website to learn more.