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9 Students Selected for TMEA All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra

Congratulations to the 9 Denton ISD music students listed below that have been selected to perform with the Texas All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra in San Antonio, February 12-15, 2020 at the Henry B. González Convention Center as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels.  We are extremely proud of these outstanding students. Many thanks to their parents, directors, and private lesson teachers for supporting them on their journey towards this goal.

Eric Crenshaw (DHS jazz alto sax)

Matthew Garcia (DHS jazz tenor sax)

Audrey Lee (GHS violin)

Christian Luevano (GHS string bass)

Greta MacMillan (DHS flute)

Margaret Nicholson (DHS choir alto)

Ben Snethen (GHS clarinet)

Owen White (DHS jazz bass)

Kenia Zetino (BHS clarinet)



High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,795 students are selected through a process that began with over 66,800 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). The Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 2.6% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.


The Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 13,500 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances on Feb. 15 for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to the Performances section of


Over 30,000 people from Texas and around the world will attend over 300 workshops, 100 performances, and visit over 1,400 exhibit booths at this nation’s largest music educators convention. The 2020 convention will be even more distinct because TMEA is celebrating 100 years as a music educators association.