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38 CFISD musicians named to TMEA 2023-2024 All-State ensembles

Logo: Texas Music Educators Association

Jan. 17, 2024—Thirty-eight CFISD high school music students recently earned All-State honors through the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) audition process.

Students began the process of competing locally in the fall semester and advanced through a series of rigorous competition rounds to eventually earn this performance distinction. Earning All-State honors is the highest distinction of a Texas music student can receive. Approximately 1,875 students were selected to receive the honor through the audition process that began with more than 70,000 students from across the state. Approximately 2.6% of students who went through the audition process earned All-State honors.

Cypress Springs High School senior Caleb Camara made history by becoming the first student from CFISD to earn TMEA All-State Jazz Band honors.

“CFISD students continue to represent themselves at the highest levels of musical performance,” said John Morrison, director of fine arts. “This year is no exception. We are proud to celebrate these students and their accomplishment of earning a seat in a TMEA All-State ensemble.”

The students have been invited to the TMEA Clinic/Convention on Feb. 7-10 in San Antonio where they will work with world-class conductors to present All-State concerts. TMEA is the largest music education conference of its kind in the world.

The following CFISD students earned TMEA All-State honors:

Name

School and Organization

Tristan Moreland

Bridgeland Band

Donovan Duarte

Bridgeland Choir

Walter Rodriguez

Bridgeland Choir

Carter Crites

Bridgeland Choir

Jonah Moore

Bridgeland Choir

Leah Grigsby

Bridgeland Choir

Frida Hernandez

Bridgeland Choir

Caden Cromer

Cy-Fair Band

Khan Schulz

Cy-Fair Band

Justin Petry

Cy-Fair Band

Victoria Valencia

Cy-Fair Band

Ryan Patterson

Cy-Fair Choir

Favor Ito

Cy-Fair Choir

Regan Landrum

Cy-Fair Choir

Elena Menasco

Cy-Fair Choir

Aubrey Long

Cy-Fair Choir

Shirley Nguyen

Cypress Creek Choir

Andre Gaticales

Cypress Falls Choir

Natalie Kolb

Cypress Falls Choir

Jalyssa Kelly

Cypress Falls Choir

Brayden Booher

Cypress Ranch Band

Kieran Newton

Cypress Ranch Choir

Caleb Camara

Cypress Springs Jazz

Trevor Brutka

Cypress Woods Band

Alan Zhang

Cypress Woods Band

Simon Xu

Cypress Woods Band

Ronan Boudreaux

Cypress Woods Band

Caden Stamp

Cypress Woods Choir

Matthew Bender

Cypress Woods Choir

Shikha Banerjie

Cypress Woods Choir

Nina Chen

Cypress Woods Orchestra

Renee Wang

Cypress Woods Orchestra

Andrew Ryan

Jersey Village Band

Luke Onorato

Jersey Village Band

Oliver Tran

Jersey Village Orchestra

Justin Nguyen

Langham Creek Band

Kevin Martinez

Langham Creek Band

Pierce Manning

Langham Creek Band