Congratulations to the twenty two students who competed at the TMEA All-State audition held at the Akins High School in Austin this past Saturday. Brandeis had a record of FIVE students selected to the 6A All-State Band. Congrats to Antonio Jasiczek, 1st chair flute; Adam Kuhn, 1st chair clarinet; Eric Jin, 6th chair clarinet; Ian Aigner-Varoz, 8th chair trumpet; and Connor Castillo 4th chair percussion. This is the second time for Eric and third time for Antonio to make the Texas All State Band. These five students will perform at the TMEA Convention on February 14 – 17 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in Downtown San Antonio.
Others to audition were:
Piccolo: Shelby Ebner 7th chair
Flute: Elise Aigner-Varoz 21st chair, Helen Herrera 22nd chair
Oboe : Stephen Toedt 12th chair, Alex Hernandez 14th chair
Clarinet: Juan Cantu 12th chair, Michael DeLeon 20th chair
Bari Sax: Jonathan Rodriguez 6th chair
Trumpet: Logan Francesco 13th chair, Leo Filyk 28th chair, Andrew Schofield 30th chair, Grant Owens 33th chair, Jonathan Bjerken 37th chair
Horn: Oscar River 15th chair, Josie Lotts 25th chair, Haley Ginn 31st chair
Tuba: Austin Pennartz 8th chair
The directors are very proud of the hard work and dedication of these students making large strides in becoming wonderful musicians by auditioning in the rigorous audition process. Thanks to our students, parents, middle school teachers, private lesson teachers, master class teachers, and staff for making music education a priority in our band program.