Nine Harlingen CISD students earned a position in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Texas All-State Ensemble.
Virtual auditions, where students submitted recorded, real-time performances for a panel of five adjudicators, were held on January 16.
Typically, these All-State students would travel to San Antonio to participate in a combined group of students from across the state for a grand concert. However, due to COVID-19, the annual TMEA Convention was moved to a virtual setting.
This year, TMEA created a platform where students could participate virtually in their annual individual competitions that lead to Texas All-State. More than 70,000 students across Texas began the process at the district level back in November. Students advanced to Regional and Area rounds, eventually setting the stage for the All-State virtual auditions.
The following students are 6A Texas All-State Musicians:
Harlingen High School Band:
Jazmin Juarez, 12th grade, Bass Clarinet
Roman Hernandez, 12th grade, Trombone
Harlingen High School Choir:
Cadence Carpio, 11th grade (3 years in a row)
Emilia Bautista, 10th grade
Christian Briones, 11th grade
Harlingen High School South Band:
David Cavazos, 12th grade, Trumpet
Daniel Hernandez, 11th grade, Trombone (2nd time)
Harlingen High School South Choir:
Michelle Andrade, 12th grade
Jessica Torres, 11th grade