79 Students Selected for All-Region Choirs
Auditions for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 25 High School Choirs were held on October 6th. Students competed for spots in an all-region choir against schools from Bonham ISD, Celine ISD, Denison ISD, Farmersville ISD, Lovejoy ISD, McKinney ISD, Melissa ISD, Pottsboro ISD, Princeton ISD, Rockwall ISD, Sherman ISD, Whitesboro ISD, and Wylie ISD. The students performed a series of prepared musical excerpts as well as sight read music before a panel of judges.
Approximately 588 students began the audition process competing for 265 spots. A total of 79 Allen ISD choral musicians were selected to perform in one of the three all-region choirs.
All of these ensembles will rehearse with a guest conductor on November 3rd at the Allen High School Performing Arts Center and present a concert for family and friends at 5:00pm to conclude their all-region experience. The concert is free and open to the public. Allen students participating are:
Lowery Freshman Center – Demi Gonzales, Abby Hunsaker, Kaylyn Lau, and Vaishnavi Susarla
Allen High School – Andrew Dlugosch, Sabrina Fairchild, Karsen Fontenot, Greysen Golgert, Ian Hockett, Brock Jones, Kate Lopez, Nathaniel Montalvo, Rithika Nayar, Christian Pidlaoan, Makenzie Ricken, Ritwik Salunke, Maddie Swagerty, and Lindsay Underwood
Lowery Freshman Center – Megan Conway.
Allen High School – Sasha Avila, Elizabeth Braby, Maya Doshi, Jensyn Hatcher, Sophie Hinton, Arianna Jacobs, Nikki Kamdar, Caroline Kemp, Anya Krishnaswamy, Deniz Limon, Michelle Lu, Divya Mathew, Alexandria Mitchell, Bailey Monzingo, Mac Moore, Gowri Nair, Celena Nguyen, Nicole Parrish, Grace Philipbar, Katie Purdin, Mikayla Quinn, Gabriela Roberts, Lily Santos, Mallory Siemer, Caroline Story, Halie Torpy, Kayla Welch, Nicole West, Elizabeth White, and Whitney Williams.
Lowery Freshman Center – Abigail Fair and Lillian Golgert
Allen High School – Ryan Allen, Makena Essman, Aurora Field, Pranathi Golkonda, David Granvold, Jaren Heidenreich, Joshua Ryan Hernaez, Colby Hurst, Addy Hutchings, Roya Jafari, Aidan Keister, Amelia Landry, Jerry Liu, Jenna Looney, Michael Miller, Suneri Patel, Faiza Rahman, Mia Rodriguez, Bria Shavers, Tori Sonkin, Ash Timiney, Gabriel Vargas, Nathan Varghese, April Velarde, Griffin Wetzel, Darci Williams, Ashley Woo, and Bojun Zhang.