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7 HS Students Selected as TMEA All-State Musicians
High School Band, Choir, and Orchestra students from all over the state of Texas auditioned for TMEA All-Region and All-State using the new format of submitting recorded auditions online and navigating the challenges of taking private lessons virtually rather than in person. We are very proud to announce that after advancing through multiple rounds of auditions there are seven outstanding Denton ISD students that have been selected for a TMEA All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra.
Aiden Daniels, Guyer HS sophomore, has been named 2nd chair tenor 2 in the TMEA All-State Tenor/Bass Choir. Aiden is a student of Katherine Engle and Tyler Fox, Guyer HS Choir Directors.
Matthew Garcia, Denton HS senior, has been named 2nd tenor saxophone in the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble 2. This is Matthew's second time to make the All-State Jazz Ensemble. Matthew is a student of Jesse Woolery, Denton HS Lab Band Director, and Emilio Mesa, Denton ISD Saxophone Private Lesson Teacher.
Alex Howell, Ryan HS senior, has been selected as a percussionist in the TMEA 5A All-State Band. Alex is a student of Dr. Akira Robles, Ryan HS Percussion Director.
Luke Knittle, Guyer HS junior, has been named 2nd chair bass 2 in the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir. Luke is a student of Katherine Engle and Tyler Fox, Guyer HS Choir Directors and Melissa Hall, Denton ISD Private Lesson Teacher
Jasmine Labelle, Guyer HS junior, has been named 6th chair alto 1 in the TMEA All-State Treble Choir. Jasmine is a student of Katherine Engle and Tyler Fox, Guyer HS Choir Directors.
Christian Luevano, Guyer HS junior, has been named 6th chair string bass in the TMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra. This is Christian's third time to make the All-State Orchestra. Christian is a student of Michelle Hanlon and Jeremy Atkins, Guyer HS Orchestra Directors, and Jeff Bradetich, UNT Regents Professor of Double Bass.
Gabriel Williams, Ryan HS senior, has been selected as a bass trombonist in the TMEA 5A All-State Band. Gabriel is a student of Mary Brown and Juan Nunez, Ryan HS Band Directors.
Congratulations to these outstanding students and their teachers for this tremendous honor. We are very proud of this accomplishment and all of the hard work and practice it took to prepare for the auditions.