February 11, 2021 — Five Midland ISD students have qualified as "All-State" by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).
All-State honorees are selected through a highly competitive audition process that begins with regional auditions in November. The top group from regionals then advanced to the area round in January. The area round competition features auditions from the top high school musicians in all of West Texas, including El Paso, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, San Angelo and everywhere in between. Within these competitions, only the very top students in their particular instrument or discipline earn the All-State distinction.
"Congratulations to these students for this monumental achievement," said MISD Fine Arts Director Deb Shaw. "This is an outstanding way to represent our schools, our district, and our fine arts programs."
Midland High Senior Coby Mount and Junior Ryleigh Kitch earned placement on the All-State band. Mount qualified on the baritone saxophone, and Kitch on the bassoon. LHS Junior Braxton Leek was named All-State for trumpet.
LHS Seniors Tayo Dada and Carson Page were both named to All-State Choir.