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32 Denton ISD Students Selected for HS All-Region Orchestra

On Saturday, October 15, orchestra students from Denton ISD’s high schools performed in the Texas Music Educators Association Region 2 Orchestra auditions. We are proud to announce that 32 outstanding Denton ISD students were selected for the TMEA Region 2 Orchestras and 13 of those students have qualified to submit an audition recording for an opportunity to advance to the TMEA All-State Orchestra.

These students who have made the All-Region Orchestras will perform in the TMEA Region 2 Orchestra Clinic and Concert on December 9-10 at Lewisville HS. The concert will take place Dec. 10 (time TBA).

Congratulations to these outstanding students for this achievement. Many thanks to their directors and private lesson teachers for helping these students prepare for the auditions. Best wishes to the students who have advanced to submit an All-State audition.


Braswell HS Orchestra – Michael Burris, Director; Mike Dandron, Assistant Director

Region 2 Symphony Orchestra:

Kat Tupper                                        Violin

Anthony Brooks                               Viola (advanced)

Region 2 Philharmonic Orchestra:

Jimmy Nunez- Alejandro               Violin    

Jakob Smith                                      Viola     


Denton HS Orchestra – Sandy Cubero, Director; Michael Jones, Assistant Director

Region 2 Symphony Orchestra:

Hannah Lee                       Violin

Kyubeen Lee                     Violin

Maya Huber                       Cello (advanced)

Region 2 Philharmonic Orchestra:

Sang-Joon Kwon               Cello

Andrea Ahn                        Violin

Jacob Putnam                    Bass


Guyer HS Orchestra – Michelle Hanlon, Director; Sarah Wright, Assistant Director

Region 2 Symphony Orchestra:

Audrey Lee                        Violin (advanced)

Celine Cho                         Violin (advanced)

Aidan Layman                   Violin

Irene Chang                       Violin (advanced)

Gina Hall                             Violin (advanced)

Yujin Cho                            Viola

Sydney Wall                      Viola (advanced)

Daivd Labelle                     Cello (advanced)

Erin Cho                              Cello (advanced)

Christian Cruz                    Cello (advanced)

Region 2 Philharmonic Orchestra:

Cindy Alonso-Cocuron    Violin

Lauren Kim                        Violin

Clara Beeks                        Violin

Jonathan Giron                Violin

Fox Gengo                          Viola

Isaiah Harris                      Viola

AJ Knowles                        Cello

Sean Lim                             Cello (advanced)

Carter Williams                Cello

Harper Robbins                Bass (advanced)


Ryan HS Orchestra – Jeremy Atkins, Director

Region 2 Symphony Orchestra:

Osiel Cardenas                  Viola

Albert Park                         Cello (advanced)