The nine students selected for this honor are: seniors Yvonne Alaniz, alto; Joe Gomez, bass; Victor Hinojosa, bass; Kristal Perez, soprano; Courtney Taylor, alto; John Ortega, tenor; Timothy Shane, bass; and junior Juan Gonzalez, tenor; and sophomore Claire Duge, alto.
These students were nominated for this honor by their director, Everett McAulay, and the award is given by the Texas Music Educators Association, which sponsored the Texas All-State Bands, Orchestras and Choirs.
This award is given to students who have exhibited outstanding qualities in scholastic merit, musicianship and citizenship in their school and community during the 2008-2009 school year. Last year fewer than 1,500 students were named as Texas Music Scholars.
The association, with headquarters in Austin, has more than 10,000 music teachers whose goals are to support music education in Texas, provide professional growth opportunities for educators, foster public support for music in schools and offer quality musical experiences for students.