49 CFISD musicians named to TMEA 2019-2020 All-State ensembles

January 27, 2020

Bridgeland Choir TMEA All-StateBridgeland High School choir members, from left, Isabella Guzman, Megan McCollum and Luciana Canjura were among four Bears named to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State ensembles. In all, 49 total CFISD students were named to the all-state ensembles.

Jan. 27, 2020—Forty-nine 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.

Bridgeland Band TMEA All-StateBridgeland High School sophomore band member Maggie Chvatal earned TMEA All-State accolades following a rigorous audition process.

“We are proud of the 49 students from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD who earned All-State honors from TMEA,” said Mary Running, director of fine arts. “Nearly 70,000 students from across Texas started the audition process in September. The students who earned All-State honors represent the top two percent of all music students in Texas. These students, as well as their parents and teachers, are to be commended for this prestigious honor.”

The students have been invited to the TMEA Clinic/Convention on Feb. 12-15 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.

Cy-Fair Choir TMEA All-StateCy-Fair High School choir members, from left, Erica Menasco, Joshua Krueger and Charlie Long were named to the TMEA All-State Choir, three of 49 total CFISD students to make the all-state ensembles.

According to TMEA, All-State musicians have consistently scored higher than the national and Texas averages on the SAT college entrance exam. SAT scores from 2018 show that Texas All-State student musicians averaged a score of 1302. The national student average was 1068 and the Texas average score was 1032. Scores from Texas All-State musicians were approximately 20 percent higher than the state and national average over the last decade.

Cypress Creek Choir TMEA All-State
Cypress Creek High School junior Emily Pace, left, smiles with Choir Director Sharon Paul after she earned TMEA All-State accolades for the third time.

The following CFISD students earned TMEA All-State honors:

Student Name

School and Organization

Maggie Chvatal

Bridgeland Band

Luciana Canjura

Bridgeland Choir

Isabella Guzman

Bridgeland Choir

Megan McCollum

Bridgeland Choir

Victoria Ramirez

Cy-Fair Band

Alec Eads

Cy-Fair Band

Jacob Mares

Cy-Fair Band

Cole McMillin

Cy-Fair Band

Erica Menasco

Cy-Fair Choir

Joshua Krueger

Cy-Fair Choir

Charlie Long

Cy-Fair Choir

Gabrielle Caceres

Cy-Fair Orchestra

Kendra Schmieg

Cypress Creek Band

Emily Pace

Cypress Creek Choir

Lucas Lynn

Cypress Falls Band

Carson Nguyen

Cypress Falls Band

Lindsey Ford

Cypress Falls Choir

Elizabeth Gonzalez Avalos

Cypress Falls Choir

Ethan Duong

Cypress Falls Choir

Blake Le Blanc

Cypress Falls Choir

Benjamin Mera

Cypress Falls Choir

Ariana Bonilla

Cypress Lakes Choir

Christian Martin

Cypress Lakes Choir

Sandy Nguyen

Cypress Ranch Band

Adaiah Ogletree

Cypress Ranch Choir

Addison Reid

Cypress Ranch Choir

James Shadle

Cypress Ranch Choir

Alejandro Vivas

Cypress Ranch Choir

Alan Duong

Cypress Ridge Orchestra

Mario Garay

Cypress Springs Band

Steve Molina

Cypress Springs Band

Jasmine Rainey

Cypress Springs Choir

Aiden Hibbitts

Cypress Springs Choir

Cameron Willis

Cypress Springs Jazz Band

Jolie Hammerstein

Cypress Woods Band

Sophie Maness

Cypress Woods Band

Alexander Huang

Cypress Woods Band

Marcos Jurado

Cypress Woods Band

Joseph Park

Cypress Woods Band

Griffin Perlot

Cypress Woods Band

Ben Armstrong

Cypress Woods Choir

Christian Quemada

Cypress Woods Choir

Ethan Saet

Cypress Woods Choir

Gabi Flores

Jersey Village Choir

Brooke Olivarez

Langham Creek Band

Benjamin Hudson

Langham Creek Band

Anthony Karam

Langham Creek Band

Anando Paul

Langham Creek Band

Vanessa Ndahiro

Langham Creek Choir

Cypress Creek Band TMEA All-StateCypress Creek High School senior Kendra Schmeig was among two Cougars named to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State ensembles, with Schmeig making the band.

Cypress Falls Choir TMEA All-StateCypress Falls High School choir members, from left, Benjamin Mera, Elizabeth Gonzalez Avalos, Lindsey Ford, Ethan Duong and Blake Le Blanc were named to the TMEA All-State Choir, five of 49 total CFISD students to make the all-state ensembles.

Cypress Lakes Choir TMEA All-State
Cypress Lakes High School choir members Christian Martin, left, and Ariana Bonilla earned TMEA All-State accolades following a rigorous audition process.

Cypress Woods Choir TMEA All-StateCypress Woods High School choir members, from left, Ben Armstrong, Ethan Saet and Christian Quemada were among nine Wildcats named to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State ensembles, with the trio making the choir.

Langham Creek Choir TMEA All-State
Langham Creek High School junior choir member Vanessa Ndahiro was among five Lobos named to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State ensembles. In all, 49 total CFISD students were named to the all-state ensembles.

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