Congratulations All-State
 

Finalized results were released Sunday evening for the 2018 TMEA All-State Band audition process.  WHS had 5 students advance to an All-State ensemble, which is the most prestigious achievement a Texas high school musician can attain!  The All-State organization represents the top 1% of student musicians from across the state, who, in addition to their musical talent, also boast higher than average SAT scores.  In recent years, the average SAT score of the All-State organizations (jazz, concert band, orchestra and choir) has been 500 points higher than the Texas average and 450 points higher than the national average.   

 

Please help us congratulate these students.

Lilyanna Armstrong, E-flat clarinet

Lilyanna is in the 9th grade, and this is her first year to make All-State.  She is a one-year high school All-Region Band member and a one-year Area qualifier. She is the first student from Waxahachie High School to make All-State on the smaller e-flat clarinet and is one of only three e-flat players across the entire state to earn this honor in class 5A. 

 

Emma Cook, trumpet, 6A track

Emma is in the 12th  grade, and this is her second year to make the All-State Band.  She is a four-year All-Region Band member, a two-year All-Region Orchestra member, a two-year All-Region Jazz Ensemble member and a three-year Area qualifier.  Emma has earned 1st chair in every step of the All-State audition process so far this year.  Emma plans to attend either Baylor or the University of North Texas, where she will double major in computer science and music. 

 

Collin Cooper, alto sax

Collin is in the 12th  grade, and this is his second year to make the All-State Band.  He served as a drum major for the Spirit of Waxahachie Indian Band this year.  Collin is a 4-year All-Region Band member, a three-year All-Region Jazz member and a four-year Area qualifier.  He plans to attend Blinn College to earn his paramedic certification and then continue training as a fire fighter.    

 

Alex Lopez, B-flat clarinet

Alex is in the 11th grade, and this is her first year to make the All-State Band.  Alex is a three-year All Region Band member and a two-year Area player.  Alex earned 1st chair in our two-stage All-Region audition this year in a field of over 150 of the best clarinet players in the area.  

 

James Merritt, percussion, 6A track

James is in the 12th grade, and this is his third year to make the All-State Band.  He is a 4-year All-Region Band member, a two-year All-Region Jazz Ensemble member and a four-year Area qualifier.  He  earned 1st chair in our two-stage All-Region audition this year.  He plans to attend the University of North Texas to major in music performance.   

  

In addition to these five All-State students, WHS also had another three students who were one chair away and named alternates:

 

Benjamin Barker, 10th Grade, bassoon

Emmeline Bearden, 11th Grade, bass clarinet

Mason Miller, 10th Grade, baritone saxophone (4th chair in the state)

 

 

Congratulations
TMEA 5A State Honor Band Champion
UIL 5A State Marching Bronze Medalist
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