10 high schoolers receive All-State honors

Ten Garland ISD high schoolers have earned the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. They were each named to one of 15 All-State bands, choirs and orchestras.

Every year, more than 60,000 students around the state audition for an All-State title. This competitive process, hosted by the Texas Music Educators Association, begins at the regional level with musicians performing for a panel of judges. The highest-ranking students then advance to the area round, and less than 2,000 are eventually chosen for an All-State group. These 15 ensembles perform at the annual TMEA conference each February. Students also receive the opportunity to rehearse with nationally recognized conductors and perform in front of thousands of attendees.

GISD’s 2020 honorees hail from Garland, Rowlett and Sachse high schools. They include:

  • Sara Dacon, Garland High School – All-State Choir
  • Trinity Del Regno, Garland High School – All-State Choir
  • Hannah Galt, Sachse High School – All-State Choir
  • Grant Hayes, Sachse High School – All-State Band
  • Jaquelyn Hernandez, Rowlett High School – All-State Choir
  • Stefan James, Garland High School – All-State Choir
  • Jered Labra, Garland High School – All-State Choir
  • Analyse Melendez, Garland High School – All-State Choir
  • Denniel Santos, Sachse High School – All-State Choir
  • Andrew Winn, Garland High School – All-State Choir

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