Magnolia High Students Selected as Texas All-State Musicians

Jenna Stone is a student of Mr. John Gossett and plays clarinet at school under the direction of Mr. Robert Medina who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Jenna’s second time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Jenna Stone is the daughter of Steven and Elizabeth Stone.
 
Cole Maney is a student of Mr. Timothy Wright and plays bass clarinet at school under the direction of Mr. Patrick Beavers. This is Cole’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Cole Maney is the son of Lee and Colleen Maney.
 
Jeffrey Kean is a student of Mr. Timothy Wright and plays tenor saxophone at school under the direction of Mr. Robert Medina. This is Jeffrey’s second time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Jeffrey Kean is the son of Jeff Kean and Elizabeth Nilsen.
 
Jared Zawadzki is a student of Mr. Jeff Otto and plays percussion at school under the direction of Mr. Robert Medina. This is Jared’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Jared Zawadzki is the son of Jim and Kathy Zawadzki.
 
High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,780 students are selected through a process that began with over 72,900 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 2.4% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.
 
Pictured:
Cole Maney (Freshmen) - Bass Clarinet
Jared Zawadzki (Senior) - Percussion
Jenna Stone (Junior) - Clarinet
Jeff Kean (Senior) - Tenor Saxophone