6 musicians qualify for All-State choir, jazz band 

Six students from Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South qualified for the prestigious All-State Jazz Band and Choir.  

The six students will perform at the Texas Music Educators Association’s annual clinic and convention held annually. This year’s clinic will be held in San Antonio in February.  

The following students qualified for All-State: 

HHS Choir:  

Cadence Carpio: Mixed Choir, 1st chair, Alto 1 

Sophia Lopez: Mixed Choir, 2nd Chair, Soprano 2 

  HHSS Choir: 

Starla Mendoza: Treble Choir, 5th chair, Alto 2 

Seth Keele: Tenor/Bass Choir, 5th chair, Bass 1 

Luis Munoz: Tenor/Bass Choir, 7th chair, Bass 1 

HHS Jazz Band:  

Jacob Moreno-trumpet 

“Making the TMEA All-State Jazz Band is a tremendous achievement that is accomplished by so few in the state of Texas.  We are very proud of Jacob and very excited that he will be representing Harlingen HS, the Harlingen HS band program and the fine musicians of our HCISD Music family,” said Harlingen High School Band Director Maria Coronado.  

All the musicians will rehearse for three days with nationally recognized conductors. 

“Jacob will be rehearsing with the jazz “elite” of Texas in San Antonio February 12-15 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center,” Coronado said. “His concert is scheduled for Saturday, February 15 at 2 p.m.” 

The students auditioned for All-State within their TMEA regions before advancing.  

“The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 15 Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs,” according to information provided by TMEA.  

For more information about the association and the all-state process, visit 

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