Entries Tagged as 'Choir'

JISD Musicians Make State, One For Fourth Time

Making the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All State Band, Orchestra and Choir is a major accomplishment.  It can take you places...including to the college of your choice.  Competition for the TMEA All State Band or Orchestra is a process that starts out with some 60,000 students across the state...860 are chosen to perform in the All-State Concert or Jazz Bands...220 are selected for All-State Orchestra....500 for Choir. That tells you that this is an elite group. We are proud of each and every student that reached this level from the Judson ISD. They are Sarah Seagraves (JHS senior, Clarinet), Michael Lehman (JHS senior, Trumpet), Tristan Anderson (JHS senior, Euphonium), Josue Moreno (JHS senior, Tenor Saxophone), Mauricio Torres (WHS senior, String Bass), Elimel Nieves-Perez (JHS junior, Soprano 2), Brianna Pitts (JHS senior Soprano 1),Timothy Moreland (JHS senior, Bass), There is a special congratulations for one student who has made this select group for the FOURTH TIME.  He is Wagner High School senior Frank John. This is the first time in Judson ISD history that a student has achieved this level of musicianship in all four years of high school eligibility. Approximately only 2% of musicians selected to an All-State musical ensemble have qualified all four years of high school.  We say congratulations to all these students and look forward to seeing their future unfold.

Frank John – is a Wagner High School Band (senior) Tuba player.  He has achieved for the 4th year in a row the highest honor a Texas musician can achieve by being named as a TMEA Texas All-State Musician. Frank will also be recognized as the Class of 2014 Wagner High School Valedictorian. Frank is the son of Lisa and Jimmy John.

  Mauricio Torres – is a Wagner High School Orchestra (senior) String Bass player. This is Mauricio’s 1st time to be named as a TMEA Texas All-State Musician. Mauricio is the first orchestra student in 14 years to be named All-State in strings in Judson ISD. Mauricio is the son of Alberto and Marcela Moreno.

  Sarah Seagraves – Judson High School Band (senior) Clarinet player, is a 3 time TMEA Texas All-State Musician and is a 4 year All-Area, Region and District band member.  She is currently the JHS Band President. Sarah is the daughter of James and Hyaemee Seagraves.

  Michael Lehman – is a Judson High School Band (senior) Trumpet player, this is Michael’s 1st time to be named as a TMEA Texas All-State Musician.  Michael plays lead trumpet and soloist with the Judson HS Jazz Band and is already actively composing music.Michael is the son of Tracey and Julie Lehmann.

   Tristan Anderson – is a Judson High School Band (senior) Euphonium player. This is Tristan’s 1st time to be named as a TMEA Texas All-State Musician.  He plays trombone in the JHS Jazz Band.  Tristan is the son of Craig and Jeanette Anderson.

  Josue Moreno – is a Judson High School Band (senior) Tenor Saxophone player. This is Josue 1st time to be named as a TMEA Texas All-State Musician.  He is a member of the JHS Jazz Band and has been in the top concert band for the last 2 years.  Josue is the son of Frank and Alma Moreno.

  Elimel Nieves-Perez – is a Judson High School Choir (junior) Soprano 2 singer, this is Elimel's 2nd time to be named TMEA Texas All-State Musician.  She is a 2 year All-Area and Region Choir member.  Elimel is daughter of Eli and Melanie Nieves-Perez.

  Brianna Pitts is a Judson High School Choir (senior) Soprano 1 singer. This is Brianna’s 1st time to be named a TMEA Texas All-State Musician.  Brianna is a Texas Thespian Duet Musical Theatre National Qualifier and serves a JHS Choir officer.  Brianna is daughter of Robin Farland.

  Timothy Moreland – is a Judson High School Choir (senior) Bass 2 singer. This is Timothy’s 1st time to be named TMEA Texas All-State Musician.  He has also been recognized as a, 2013-14 National Merit Semi-Finalist.  Timothy is the son of James and Gwendolyn Moreland.


Combo Concert From Masters and Metzger

Choirs from both Masters Elementary School and Metzger Middle School came together for a grand concert.  It drew a great crowd as well...more than 500 parents and students came to listen to these great voices. 

Judson MS Choir Earns Superior Rating

The Judson Middle School choirs went to the U.I.L. Concert and Sightreading Contest and had a great showing.  They were awarded the highest rating of Superior for the 2nd year in a row on their stage performance.  Congratulations.

Cantate Earns Awards at Choir Competition for JHS

Judson High School's Madrigal group and Show Choir, Cantate, earned highest honors at a choral competition.  Fourteen members of Cantate traveled to Dallas to compete in the two-day choral festival and received three trophies for their performance. The top honor received was for Overall Outstanding performance by a choral group. Mike Ware, past President of the Texas Music Educators Association, was one of the judges.  He wrote on his assessment form:  "Be aware and grateful this level of singing is the exception and not the norm. You are being led to make music at a very high level, both in your tone and in musical artistry."

All-State Choir Honorees

Two Judson High School choir students have earned a prestigious honor!  Ryan Rogers, 11th grade, and Jovonn Holland, 12th grade, have been named to the Texas All-State Choir!  They began competing against students from across the state beginning in September.  After advancing through three levels of auditions, they made it into the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Tenor-Bass Choir.  Both will perform with other All-State Choir members at the TMEA convention at the San Antonio Convention Center on February 11th at 5:00 p.m.