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MHS Student Selected as Texas All-State Musician

WHEN: 1/11/2013
WHERE: Alice
WHAT: Area student selected to perform in Texas All-State Music Ensemble
- Over 60,000 students initially entered the All-State competitive process
- 860 are selected to perform with All-State Concert and Jazz Bands
- 220 are selected to perform with All-State Orchestras
- 500 are selected to perform with All-State Choirs
- All-State performances will be held as part of the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention, Feb. 12–15, 2014. Over 26,000 people from Texas and beyond will attend over 300 workshops, 60 performances and visit over 1,100 exhibit booths at this nation’s largest music educators convention.
INFO: www.tmea.org/convention; 956-323-5739

Jesus Olivares, a member of the Mission High School Band will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. He was chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels. Jesus Olivares is a student of Angel Gamboa and plays Bass Clarinet at school under the direction of Aaron Sandoval who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, an 11,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Jesus’s second time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Olivares is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Angel Olivares.

High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2013 to arrive at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,500 students are selected through a process that began with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 14 ensembles. Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 28 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 seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.

These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to www.tmea.org/convention.

The Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 11,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Go to www.tmea.org/convention for more information.
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