L-R Jesus Hernandez III, Principal; Dr. Carl Montoya, JISD Superintendent; Scott Rogers; Richard and Patty Rogers; David Short, Choir Director (Courtesty Claudia Quiroz, JHS Publications)
The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) awards its Bill Cormack Scholarship to one student in the state each year and it went to a Judson High School student. Scott Rogers, who is in the Judson Choir and is a talented pianist, received the scholarship worth $15,000 to study Music Education in Texas. Executive Director Robert Floyd personally called Judson Principal Jesse Hernandez to let him know about the award and how qualified Scott was to win it. He is a three year All-State Choir member and sings professionally with the San Antonio Chamber Choir and plays piano and percussion in the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio.
Scott plans on a double-major in Music Education and Piano Performance. They've kept this award in the family since the only other JISD student to win this scholarship was Scott's brother Ryan Rogers who graduated from Judson High School in 2013.
Congratulations to the Judson Choir! Recently 13 choir students traveled to Del Rio High School to compete in the Texas Music Educators Association Pre-Area Audition. Eight Judson singers were selected as top singers in their respective tryouts. They will now go on to the All State Area auditions in Rockport, Texas in January.
Going to the state competition will be Celese McCord, Grace Kendall, Scott Rogers, Eli Gonzalez, Thaddius Potter, Caimyn Holiday, Brian McCrary, and Benjamin Ward. Celese McCord, Scott Rogers, and Caimyn Holiday were each selected as first chair in their audition rooms. Way to go Rockets!!
Judson High School Choir students can be seen this week performing with the professional men’s choir, Illumen: A Chorus of Men, on their upcoming concert ‘The American Experience.’ Seven young men from JHS choir will join the ranks of the professional singers as they pay tribute to our nation’s veterans. The concerts will be this weekend, Friday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Hills UMC and Saturday November 19th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal San Antonio. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and all veterans can attend for free.
Judson High School's Chorale helped welcome a new Whataburger into the Converse area. The singers were invited to perform the national anthem while Wagner JROTC students raised the American flag. Converse Mayor Al Suarez, community members, and Veterans showed their gratitude for the new franchise in support of the grand opening. After the ceremony, the students were treated to complimentary sunglasses and a hot and delicious Whataburger breakfast.
Judson High School Choir Participants in the event
The Judson Choir program hosted some of the best singers in the region recently for the TMEA Region 11 Choir Clinic and Concert at the JISD Performing Arts Center. The top singers in the region gathered here to work with Dr. Pamela Elrod Huffman From SMU and Dr. Lyn Brinckmeyer From TSU. They not only benefitted from the great instruction, but these students gave a beautiful performance as a group. Judson High School had 22 students that participated in the clinic.
Performing at the PAC