Feb. 12, 2021
Eleven Pflugerville ISD band students, representing each of the district’s four high schools, are on the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band.
The district’s newest high school, Weiss, landed four performers on the Class 5A All-State Band, including tenor trombonist Shonn Olegario, who qualified for All-State each of his four years at Weiss. He was joined by sophomore Kamryn Moore (oboe), and juniors Chase Cano (Bb clarinet) and Ezven Gonzalez (contra-bass).
Pflugerville High School also had four students make All-State, including flautist Kyndahl Britton, who qualified last year as well. Also representing PHS on the 6A All-State Band were seniors Dylan Le (tenor trombone), Noah Mangum (bassoon) and Hannah Raymond (Bb clarinet).
Hendrickson High School was represented on the Class 5A All-State Band by junior Jake Dossing (tuba) and sophomore Alaina Parent (bass clarinet).
Connally senior Giovanni Albarracin was the lone tenor saxophonist from PfISD to make All-State.
Each fall, over 70,000 Texas high school students begin the All-State audition process. Area auditions took place Jan. 9.
More than 1,800 are ultimately selected to rehearse and perform during the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles, including several All-State ensembles sponsored by the TMEA Band Division.
This year, the 2021 TMEA Clinic/Convention will be hosted Feb. 11-13 as a virtual event. It will not include student performances.
Representing Pflugerville ISD on TMEA All-State Band ensembles:
5A All-State Band
- Kamryn Moore, WHS, 10th Grade, Oboe
- Chase Cano, WHS, 11th Grade, Bb Clarinet
- Alaina Parent, HHS, 10th Grade, Bass Clarinet
- Ezven Gonzalez, WHS, 11th Grade, Contra-Bass
- Giovanni Albarracin, CHS, 12th Grade, Tenor Saxophone
- Jake Dossing, HHS, 11th Grade, Tuba
6A All-State Band
- Kyndahl Britton, PHS, 12th Grade, Flute
- Hannah Raymond, PHS, 12th Grade, Bb Clarinet
- Noah Mangum, PHS, 12th Grade, Bassoon
- Dylan Le, PHS, 12th Grade, Tenor Trombone
All-State Jazz Ensemble
- Shonn Olegario, WHS, 12th Grade, Tenor Trombone