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Allen ISD Band Students Win Seats in All-Region Bands

Allen ISD Band Students Win Seats in All-Region Bands

 

Auditions for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 25 Middle School and High School Bands were held recently.  Students competed for spots in an all-region band against schools from Rockwall ISD, McKinney ISD, Lovejoy ISD, Wylie ISD, Denison ISD, and Sherman ISD. The students played a series of prepared etudes before a panel of judges through two rounds of auditions.

 

Middle School:  Approximately 900 students auditioned for 258 spots.  A total of 65 Allen ISD musicians were selected to play in one of the three all-region bands.  These ensembles will rehearse with a guest conductor on December 7 and 8 and perform a concert for family and friends on December 8 at Princeton HS at 4:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

High School:  Approximately 1300 students auditioned for 325 spots.  A total of 72 Allen ISD musicians were selected to play in one of the four all-region bands.  These ensembles will rehearse with a guest conductor on January 24 and 25 at McKinney North High School and present a concert for family and friends January 25th to conclude their all-region experience.  The concert is free and open to the public. 

 

Additionally, 28 high school students advanced to the area audition in January to audition for a spot in one of the Texas All-State Ensembles.

 

Allen students participating are:

 

          Middle School All-Region Bands:

Curtis Middle School– Katie Ahn, Majed Alaw, Sangeet Banubakode, Aman Benjamin, Arda Calisir. Alex Casenas, William Clymire, Josie Dittrich, Lucas Jabara, Rex Kare, Carson Oconnor, Jeremy Premkumar, Marisa Renteria-Avitia, Wissam Shawish, Dylan Smith, and Sophie Zimmerer.

Ereckson Middle School– Gabi Bouchan, Jason Bridgewater, David Burgfechtel, Charles Cothron, Zachary Donatello, Jackson Donato, Kara Donohue, Tess Driscoll, Drew Eldridge, Sofia Han, Oliver Hankins, Joshua Hernandez, Ryan Hwang, Mason Jaubert, Zaafir Khan, Luke LeBlanc, Matt Lengel, Andrew Lin, Tara Mertely, Aariz Nackvi, Meghana Natarajan, Matthew Ng, Mary Kate O'Brien, John Palm, Joseph Park, Luke Potter, Natalie Quintana, Zachary Renkema, Hudson Smith, Ganesh Somashekhar, Daniel Suastegui, Reagan Tompkins, Jacob Winkeler, Zoe Youngblood, Victor Yu, and Masaki Zhang.

Ford Middle School– Al-Zaki Ahmed, Chloe Brown, Asher Clothier, Elias Elliott, John Garza, Sydney Goss, Jordan Ku, Murui Liu, Jonathan Looney, Millie Mora, Maddie Newcomer, Jake Smith, and Devin Wingfield.

High School All-Region Bands:

Lowery Freshman Center– Maddy Beltran, Ailsa Bergstrand, Megan Carlson, Bryan Chen, Chris Coker, Zane Cragle, Ainsley Ford, Jacob Groves, Ani Hakimian, Amey Halappanavar, Madison Heath, Luke Helleson, Joshua Higgs, Liv Hutchings, Raya Jishi, Lina Kassa, Divya Lohar, Joshua Lokey, Olivia McGary, Matthew Na, Megha Reddy, Daniel Suh, Claire Willard, Lucy Yang, Jenna Young, Sarah Zeng, and Daniel Zhang.

Allen High School– Jenny Ahn, Riya Anand, Matthew Bayyouk, Gavin Bell, Matthew Beltran, Zachary Bynum, Raissa Cady, Christopher Cammarata, David Chen, Daniel Cho, Megan Courson, Theophile Destain, Pulasthi Fernando, Sydney Frey, Lucinda Gatesman, Amber Gentry, Tomas Gutierrez, Gabrielle Harvatin, Mia Hibner, Momoko Hoffman, Rebecca Huang, Shalini Johri, Mitchell Joy, Nathan Kim, Drew King, Ryan Liao, Siddhi Malvankar, Ethan Mathew, Hope Merriam, Nick Merritt, Kira Mertely, Carson Mires, Kacey Na, Michael Rice, Nicholas Roberts, Ryan Rosenberg, Haleigh Shoemake, Kaylee Smith, Benjamin Steele, Sydney Todorovich, Greg Walters, Braden West, Cade West, Marissa Xiong, and Hiroki Zhang.

High School Students Advancing to the Area/All-State Audition:

Lowery Freshman Center- Bryan Chen

Allen High School– Jenny Ahn, Riya Anand, Matthew Bayyouk, Gavin Bell, Matthew Beltran, Zachary Bynum, Christopher Cammarata, David Chen, Theophile Destain, Pulasthi Fernando, Lucinda Gatesman, Tomas Gutierrez, Gabrielle Harvatin, Momoko Hoffman, Shalini Johri, Nathan Kim, Ryan Liao, Ethan Mathew, Hope Merriam, Carson Mires, Kacey Na, Kaylee Smith, Benjamin Steele, Greg Walters, Braden West, Cade West, and Marissa Xiong.