ECISD is proud to introduce nine students who just this week earned All-State honors from the Texas Music Educators Association. This is a tremendous honor, the highest individual honor a fine arts student can achieve. Tens of thousands of students across Texas enter this rigorous, multi-audition process and only the top 2% are ultimately chosen.
According to Permian High School choir director Aaron Hawley, “To perform with this caliber of group at this convention is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most kids.” He compared to the academic achievement of being named a National Merit Finalist and added, “Colleges will pursue them because of this.”
“It is an incredibly tough competition,” said Odessa High School choir directorShari Riley. “I am elated for them. They worked an enormous amount of time to achieve this goal.”