Jose Cordero, a member of the Lutheran High North Concert Band, will perform with the Texas All-State ATSSB Band in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. Jose plays at school under the direction of Laura Molitor who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin.
This is Jose’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Jose is the son of Jose Cordero and Yamileth Bobby.
Students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,780 students are selected through a process that begins with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles. Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part.
From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.
Only the top 2.5 percent musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Convention.