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Five SAISD Students Named All-State Musicians by Texas Music Educators Association

Five SAISD Students Named All-State Musicians by Texas Music Educators Association

San Angelo ISD proudly celebrates five students from Central High School and Lake View High

School who reached the highest level a high school musician can achieve through the Texas

Music Educators Association (TMEA) by earning the distinguished honor of TMEA All-State in

band, orchestra, and choir.

Congratulations to:

● Heidi Bundick, LVHS junior, All-State Band, string bass,

● Gregory Faught, CHS senior, All-State Orchestra, double bass,

● Mia Wilcox, CHS junior, All-State Band, flute,

● Lauren Ochoa, CHS senior, All-State Band, clarinet, and

● Merit Shelton, CHS sophomore, All-State Tenor-Bass Choir.

“The student’s journey to becoming a member of the elite All-Region and then the TMEA

All-State band, choir, and orchestra is one to be celebrated and applauded. The amount of

time and effort preparing for these competitions is much like an artist creating a sculpture,

chiseling and polishing until it meets perfection” said SAISD Director of Fine Arts and

Advanced Academics Tiffany Huebner. “SAISD is super proud of our All-State musicians and

teachers who have come alongside them and supported them.”

To be selected for the All-State honor, CHS and LVHS students joined over 70,000 high school

musicians from across the state to audition before a panel of judges in 33 TMEA Regions.

Students who ranked the highest then advanced to compete against student musicians from

other TMEA Regions at the TMEA Area level, with the highest-ranking then qualifying for

All-State status.

Lauren Ochoa has been named a member of the All-State Band for three consecutive years,

an honor a Central High School student has not received since 1968 by Linda Roundtree, who

still resides in San Angelo and is an active supporter of the Mighty Bobcat Band. Additionally,

Gregory Faught and Heidi Bundick have been honored as All-State musicians for two

consecutive years.

“I am grateful for the honor of being named an All-State musician three years in a row. I

recall going into high school believing All-State was an impossible dream for someone like

me, and now it has become a reality three times over,” said Central High School senior

Lauren Ochoa. “I am overwhelmed with joy knowing I have represented not only my school

but my city - showcasing the level of education I have received and pushing the boundaries,

setting new standards for those following me. I am incredibly grateful for the talents God has

given me and for the people he has blessed me with. Especially my parents, for their endless

efforts to help me be the best I can be and my teachers for always pushing me to work


The All-State student musicians will perform with their respective All-State ensembles on

February 11, 2023 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Nationally recognized conductors will direct the ensembles who rehearse for three days and

conclude with the concert performances.

San Angelo ISD extends proud congratulations to these talented students, and commends

their dedication to creating beautiful music while exemplifying the attributes of the SAISD

Learner Profile. We thank our committed SAISD educators who help to develop and cultivate

the talents of our students in celebration of all the ways students are smart, including: CHS

Band Director Jason Jones, Mike Barry, Stephanie Ellis-Dearborn, Robert Kosko, and Caleb

Lenard, CHS Director of Choirs Landon Gilmore and Sunday Vaught, CHS Orchestra Director

Emilee Hall-Rocha and Mykel Martin, LVHS Band Director Josh Bailey and Jesse Bailey, and

LVHS Orchestra Director Stephanie Infante.

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