Twenty-four HISD students land 2016 all-state ensemble seats

TMEA2016Waltrip_250Two dozen HISD students have earned a spot on a Texas Music Educators Association All-State Ensemble this year.

Flutist Jiayuan Han (Lamar HS) and French horn player Eduardo Sierra (pictured, Waltrip HS), as well as seven students from Bellaire High School and 15 from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), will perform in various groups during the TMEA’s annual convention in February.

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. More than 1,600 students were selected this year through a process that began with more than 64,000 from around the state vying for the honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs).

The Bellaire students who will be performing are: Jesse Ji, Jinjie Ling, Rituparna Mukherjee, Emily Pan, Jiakai Pan, Allen Wang, and Katrina Yap.

The HSPVA students who will be performing are: Augustus Allen, William Foster, Jerome Gillespie, Analyn Gonzalez, Brenden Guillory, Alexandra Henderson, Tyler Henderson, Jonathan Jalbert, Andrew Lavelle, Hailey Lewis, Cristina Micci-Barreca, Elijah Micheaux, Nia Prince, Kiyana Saidi, and Nicholas Shaefer.