Central Musicians Earn All-State Honors

February 8, 2018

Central High School students Carson Clay and Leighann Sweet were recently selected for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Band and All-State Choir, respectively. Carson was selected as first chair tuba in the All-State Band and Leighann was selected as fourth chair Alto 1 in the All-State Treble Choir. All-State is the highest honor for a Texas music student.

Carson and Leighann will perform in the All-State concerts during the TMEA State Convention to be held February 14-17 in San Antonio.

The All-State audition process begins with students from around the state vying for the honor. The competition begins with regional auditions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in the TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.

TMEA is the largest music convention and consortium in the world and boasts the highest levels of musicianship, student leadership, and performance. Carson and Leighann will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the most outstanding students in the state of Texas as well as professional performers and conductors from around the world.