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44 CFISD musicians named to TMEA 2021-2022 All-State ensembles

Cypress Park High School senior band member Oscar Guevara, center.
Cypress Park High School senior band member Oscar Guevara, center, poses for a photo with, from left, Crystal Romanelli, Cypress Park director of instruction, Chiterria Stuckett, Cypress Park associate principal, Chris Hecker, Cypress Park principal, Robert Barfield, Cypress Park head band director, Patrick Guzman, Cypress Park assistant band director and John Morrison, CFISD coordinator of secondary music, after being named the first Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State musician in school history. In all, 44 CFISD students were named to band, choir and orchestra all-state ensembles. (Photo by Maria Lopez, Cypress Park HS)

Jan. 18, 2022—Forty-four 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. Earning All-State honors is the highest distinction a Texas music student can receive. Approximately 1,810 students are selected to receive the honor through the audition process that begins with more than 70,000 students from across the state.

Cypress Woods High School choir members, from left, David McDaniel, Seth Huteson and Garrison Glass.
Cypress Woods High School choir members, from left, David McDaniel, Seth Huteson and Garrison Glass were among 11 Wildcats to earn TMEA All-State honors.

Cypress Park High School senior Oscar Guevara made history by becoming the first student from Cypress Park to earn All-State honors in band.

“Cypress-Fairbanks ISD has a long tradition of excellence in our music programs and we are very proud of our 44 All-State musicians,” said Mary Running, director of fine arts. “This is one of the highest honors that a high school musician in Texas may earn. This accomplishment is a reflection of hours of hard work by the students, as well as the support of their teachers and families. These types of achievements are possible due to the hard work and excellent teaching of our music teachers across the district.”

Cypress Ridge High School students, from left, Yannick Mofor, Luc Billette and Josel Villaraza.
Cypress Ridge High School students, from left, Yannick Mofor, Luc Billette and Josel Villaraza, were three Rams named to TMEA All-State ensembles, representing orchestra, band and choir, respectively.

The students have been invited to the TMEA Clinic/Convention on Feb. 9-12 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.

The following CFISD students earned TMEA All-State honors:

Name

School and Organization

Dalton Schulz

Bridgeland Band

Nataly Bustamante

Bridgeland Choir

Matthew Miller

Bridgeland Choir

Jonah Moore

Bridgeland Choir

Aaron Antony

Cy-Fair Band

Cristen King

Cy-Fair Band

Nathan Paulino

Cy-Fair Band

Aditri Baditela

Cy-Fair Choir

Jordan Hammar

Cy-Fair Choir

Kaitlyn Ingram

Cy-Fair Choir

Charles Long

Cy-Fair Choir

Noah Navarrete

Cy-Fair Choir

Sarah Hart

Cy-Fair Orchestra

Gabriel Gutierrez

Cypress Falls Choir

Ashlee Hernandez

Cypress Falls Choir

Natalie Kolb

Cypress Falls Choir

Eduardo Ramos

Cypress Lakes Band

Oscar Guevara

Cypress Park Band

Leonard Sanchez

Cypress Ranch Band

Austin Merlo

Cypress Ranch Choir

Adaiah Ogletree

Cypress Ranch Choir

Grayson Schaefer

Cypress Ranch Choir

Carla Silva Mendez

Cypress Ranch Choir

Avery Souther

Cypress Ranch Choir

Alexa Stracener

Cypress Ranch Choir

Adrien Marenco

Cypress Ranch Orchestra

Luc Billette

Cypress Ridge Band

Josel Villaraza

Cypress Ridge Choir

Yannick Mofor

Cypress Ridge Orchestra

Aiden Hibbitts

Cypress Springs Choir

Micah Bronaugh

Cypress Woods Band

Matthew Garcia

Cypress Woods Band

Marcos Jurado

Cypress Woods Band

Landon Miller

Cypress Woods Band

Jadon Oliver

Cypress Woods Band

Grayson Tamez

Cypress Woods Band

Tara Tran-Huu

Cypress Woods Band

Benjamin Yonas

Cypress Woods Band

Garrison Glass

Cypress Woods Choir

Seth Huteson

Cypress Woods Choir

David McDaniel

Cypress Woods Choir

Nicolas Love

Langham Creek Band

Makenna Marshall

Langham Creek Band

Merari Arteaga

Langham Creek Choir