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MISD Students Selected as All-State Musicians

Twenty-two Mansfield ISD fine arts students have earned a distinction given to the top high school musicians in the state.

Twelve MISD band students and 10 choir students were named All-State musicians by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). According to TMEA, it is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.

The young musicians undergo multiple rounds of auditions to achieve the designation.

Beginning each fall, over 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA region. A select group of students advance to compete against musicians from other regions in the area competition.

The highest-ranking musicians in the area contest, usually less than 2,000 students total, then qualify to perform in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles in band, orchestra or vocal divisions.

Congratulations to the following MISD All-State musicians: 

All-State Musicians Group Photo


Band:

  • Dominik Castillo - Mansfield High School (12th grade), Percussion
  • Noah Daniels - Lake Ridge High School (12th grade), Trumpet
  • Emily Holland - Legacy High School (12th grade), French Horn
  • Hannah Hunt - Summit High School (12th grade), Flute
  • Warren Gibb Layton - Legacy High School (11th grade), Percussion
  • Liana Northcutt - Lake Ridge High School (11th grade), Percussion
  • Viviana Pichardo - Summit High School (12th grade), Flute
  • Jett Schnackenberg - Legacy High School (12th grade), Tenor Saxophone
  • Evan Shugart - Lake Ridge High School (11th grade), Trumpet
  • Kyra Ullman - Mansfield High School (12th grade), Oboe
  • Luis Valdez - Summit High School (11th grade), Trumpet
  • Ethan Vinson - Legacy High School (11th grade), Trumpet


Choir:

  • Marcela Estrada Di Nisio - Summit High School (12th grade), Alto 1
  • Josiah Gonzalez - Mansfield High School (11th grade), Tenor 1
  • Haley Hudson - Mansfield High School (11th grade), Soprano 2
  • Graham Hughes - Mansfield High School (12th grade), Tenor 2
  • Emily Ledesma - Legacy High School (12th grade), Alto 2
  • Hannah Reeve - Summit High School (10th grade), Alto 1
  • Madalyn Ross - Mansfield High School (11th grade), Alto 2
  • Chloe Williams - Timberview High School (12th grade), Alto 1
  • Nathan Williams - Legacy High School (9th grade), Tenor 1
  • Aaron Wu - Legacy High School (12th grade), Bass 2

The annual TMEA Clinic/Convention, at which the All-State musicians perform, is traditionally held in San Antonio. However, the event will be virtual this year for the safety of attendees during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The online event will be held Feb. 11-13 and will feature clinics, performances, exhibits and networking opportunities.