CTJ Places 15 for TMEA All-State
The Claudia Taylor Johnson Band had 15 members earn chairs in the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Bands for 2021.
It was the third year in a row for Johnson having all-state band members in double digits, and the most of any school in NEISD. CTJ had 16 make the all-state band in 2019 and 11 in 2020.
Tommy Brennan (euphonium) was named to his fourth TMEA All-State Band, while Jake Glaser (Bb clarinet) and Preston Payne (trombone) were named to their third. It's the second appearance for Dylan Davidson, Kadence Koehl, and Brenna Mitchell.
The 15 making TMEA All-State Band for 2021 (the number of times making All-State is in parentheses):
Sebastian Becerra, junior — Baritone Saxophone
Matthew Blackwell, junior — Contrabassoon
Tommy Brennan, senior — Euphonium (4)
Catherine Chambers, senior — Horn
Dylan Davidson, senior — Bass Trombone (2)
Jake Glaser, junior — Bb Clarinet (3)
Kaitlyn Hawkins, junior — Piccolo
Kadence Koehl, senior — Trumpet (2)
Joshua Kraly, senior — Tuba
Brenna Mitchell, senior — Contrabassoon (2)
Robert Mullen, senior — Tuba
Preston Payne, senior — Trombone (3)
Bella Perez, junior — Bassoon
Alejandro San Miguel, senior — Baritone Saxophone
Aiden Souder, junior — Trumpet
Fifty-nine Johnson band members have earned 92 chairs in the TMEA All-State bands in the school’s 13-year history.