On Saturday, Jan. 12, eight Summit Band students were chosen to attend the Texas Music Educators' (TMEA) conference next month and to perform in the All-State bands.
Despite competing against some of the largest and most highly regarded programs in north Texas, Summit Band came away with the most All-State musicians in our District, Region and Area.
"We’re very proud of how all 25 Area students represented Summit at today’s auditions, said Head Band Director Chris Kanicki. "Huge congratulations to our All-State musicians!"
The TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students' dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage TMEA member directors to support their students in this development.
Beginning each fall, more than 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part.
A select group of musicians advances to compete against musicians from other Regions in their TMEA Area. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 15 Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs.
These All-State ensembles will rehearse for three days February 13 - 15, directed by nationally recognized conductors, and perform on Saturday, Feb. 16, the closing day of the annual TMEA Convention.