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Jan. 22, 2018 - Seventy-Eight Students Selected for All-State Ensembles

 

A total of 78 Plano students (including 10 ninth graders in their first year of eligibility) have earned positions in the coveted 2018 all-state music ensembles. All-state is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,700 students are selected as all-state musicians through a process that begins with thousands of students vying for the honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs).  They will now begin final preparations for three intensive days of rehearsal with world renowned conductors in San Antonio and will play before thousands during the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention, February 14-17.

Congratulations to these outstanding young musicians:

Orchestra (35)

  • Navin Ahire, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, viola
  • Suzie Chang, Plano East Senior High School, 11th grade, violin
  • Albert Chen, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, cello
  • Alexandria Cui, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, violin
  • Luke Fullington, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, viola
  • Katie Gao, Vines High School, 10th grade, violin
  • Abhinav Godavarthi, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, cello
  • Shawn Ha, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, cello
  • Seung Beom Han, Jasper High School, 10th grade, cello
  • Patrick Hayes, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, viola
  • Vincent Huang, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, cello
  • Vincent Huynh, Plano East Senior High School, 11th grade, string bass
  • Yenna Lee-Gannon, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, viola
  • Iris Lin, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, violin
  • Kevin Lin, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, viola
  • Jacqueline Liu, Jasper High School, 9th grade, viola
  • Samantha Liu,  Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, violin
  • Kevin Meng, Jasper High School, 10th grade, string bass
  • Joscie Palen, Jasper High School, 9th grade, cello
  • Davis Pierson, Plano East Senior High School, 10th grade, string bass
  • Andy Qiao, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, violin
  • Johnathan Shih, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, viola
  • Raghav Sriram, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, viola
  • Hanna Sung, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, viola
  • Ethan Tan, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, cello
  • Ashley Tauhert, Shepton High School, 10th grade, violin
  • Lindia Tjuatja, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, viola
  • Madhavan Uchani, Plano East Senior High School, 11th grade, violin
  • Jett Wang, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, cello
  • Tim Wang, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, violin
  • Andrew Wong, Jasper High School, 9th grade, violin
  • Ethan Wu, Clark High School, 9th grade, viola
  • Eddie Xu, Jasper High School, 10th grade, cello 
  • Andrew Yu, Jasper High School, 10th grade, viola
  • Eric Zhang, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, viola

Band (29)

  • Leon Chen, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, oboe
  • Daniel Davidson, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, string bass
  • Ryan Ehigiator, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, tuba
  • Nathan Eisenberg, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, trumpet
  • Christopher Ghaffar, Jasper High School, 9th grade, alto saxophone
  • Kenny Huang, Plano Senior High School, 11th grade, bb clarinet
  • Dhvani Jain, Plano East Senior High School, 11th grade, bassoon
  • Erin Jiang, Jasper High School, 10th grade, flute
  • Warren Lao, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, bass trombone
  • Sooyong Lee-Gannon, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, bb clarinet
  • Kevin Li, Plano Senior High School, 11th grade, bassoon
  • Alexandra Nepomnyashy, Jasper High School, 9th grade, string bass
  • Alexander Nguyen, Williams High School, 9th grade, percussion
  • David Park, Jasper High School, 10th grade, bb clarinet
  • Cela Patras, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, string bass
  • Daniel Pearson, Jasper High School, 10th grade, eb clarinet
  • Ben Randoing, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, percussion
  • Manuel Saeb Rodriguez, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, bb clarinet
  • Pablo Romero, Plano Senior High School, 11th grade, tenor trombone
  • Jared Sanders, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, French horn
  • Jason Smith, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, bb clarinet
  • Jenny Tan, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, bassoon
  • Jonathan Vasilyev, Jasper High School, 10th grade, string bass
  • Boris Vesselinov, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, tenor saxophone
  • Oscar Wei, Jasper High School, 10th grade, alto saxophone
  • Shumpei Yasuda, Plano East Senior High School, 12th grade, French horn
  • Angela Yi, Jasper High School, 9th grade, piano
  • Noah Yi, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, bb clarinet
  • Daphne Zhu, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, bb clarinet

Choir (14)

  • Cole Clary, Plano Senior High School, 11th grade, tenor
  • Brandt Coffey, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, bass
  • Ananya Desai, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, soprano
  • Eric Feldman, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, tenor
  • Emily Kondrat, Vines High School, 9th grade, soprano
  • Rishi Malhotra, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade tenor
  • Cannon McClure, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, soprano
  • Chetan Moghe, Plano West Senior High School, 11th grade, tenor
  • Vilasini Nayar, Jasper High School, 10th grade, alto
  • Michael Nguyen, Plano Senior High School, 12th grade, tenor
  • Nicholas Patys, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, tenor
  • Hayden Ponder, Plano West Senior High School, 12th grade, bass
  • Veronica Roan, Plano East Senior High, 12th grade, alto
  • Nika Weiss, Jasper High School, 9th grade, soprano