Students Make All State Band and Choir

Sophomores Christiana Ussery, Kaitlyn Groth, and Junior Liviya Simmons accompany together in celebration of their All-State achievements.

Kylie Hester, Staff Writer

    The area results for band and choir were released on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Two choir students advanced to the All-State choir and three band students advanced to the All-State band.

    “I am so proud of these dedicated young singers who successfully persevered through the grueling five month, three round process to earn this accolade,” choir director Kerry Baham said. 

    Junior Sarah Richardson made the choir as 7th chair Alto and Senior Xander Dickerson placed as 6th chair Tenor. At the area band contest, sophomore Kaitlyn Groth made 4th chair flute, sophomore Christiana Ussery is 1st chair Alto clarinet, and Junior Liviya Simmons is 4th chair Bb Clarinet.

    We are very excited for and proud of Kaitlyn, Liv and Christiana,” head band director Steven Moore said. “They have worked very hard to achieve this high honor.  With all the policy and procedure changes made due to covid, these young ladies really had to persevere to make this happen.”

     Over 50,000 students from the entirety of Texas went through the audition process, and 1,860 were chosen for All-State band, choir, mariachi ensemble, jazz ensemble, and orchestra. Due to complications with COVID-19, TMEA will not be hosting any performance clinics.