GHS musicians to perform with All-State Band
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WHITNEY HASCHKE, left, and ALEXA SILVER of Gilmer High School will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio next month.
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WHITNEY HASCHKE, left, and ALEXA SILVER of Gilmer High School will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio next month.
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Whitney Haschke and Alexa Silver, members of the Gilmer 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.

They were chosen for this honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region and Area levels. This is Whitney’s third time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization and Alexa’s first.

“We are very proud of Whitney and Alexa’s accomplishment of earning a place in the Texas All State Band. These two students are truly deserving of the highest honor a student can achieve while in high school” stated GHS Band Director Eric Gray

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 (bands, orchestras and choirs). 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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