McMillen High School Orchestra
"The ninth and tenth grade, or high school, orchestras challenge the student with more varied and difficult literature than that provided in the middle schools. Students are given a broader range of music with more demanding technical requirements and a Full Orchestra experience may be offered outside the school day. Participation in Concert and Sight-reading and Solo and Ensemble events continues in the High School years. All-Region Orchestra auditions at the high school level are the first round of auditions toward membership in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Orchestra. In addition to a wide variety of local performance opportunities, the high school orchestras may travel to an out of town performance festival, requiring an overnight stay, on alternate years" (Plano ISD,2015).