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Denise Pitcock
Supervisor of Choral Music
(956) 554-2861


     
     

Recent Events and Performances

2016-17 Region and Pre-Area Mixed Choir Audition Results
On Saturday November 5th TMEA Region and Pre-Area choir auditions were held at Cano Freshman Academy in Harlingen.
The Region choir members were selected from 20 candidates in each section
.  This number is cut in half, becoming 10 per section.
BISD high schools placed 51 singers in the Region choir.  That is an awesome 64% of the group!
Students placing as First Chairs in the Region Choir are:  Rebekah Modesto (FRESHMAN) - Soprano 2 - Hanna,
Emily Guerrero - Alto 2 - Veterans, David Mejia - Tenor 1 - Hanna, Daniel Ledesma - Tenor 2 - Hanna,
Janson Guillen - Bass 1 - Veterans, Gustavo Castillo - Bass 2 - Pace

The second audition held on Saturday was the Pre- Area audition.  This audition cuts the top 10 in each section down to the top 5. 
These students are the candidates that are allowed to continue on in the All-State process.  The students will travel to Rockport-Fulton HS
in January to compete in the final round of the All-State selection process. 
Once again, BISD came out on top in the rankings placing 29 singers of the total 40 selected, for an amazing 73%!
Students placed as First Chair for Pre-Area are:  Emily Saldivar - Alto 2 - Pace, David Mejia - Tenor 1 - Hanna,
Daniel Ledesma - Tenor 2 - Hanna, Janson Guillen - Bass 1 - Veterans, Alejandro Cisneros (FRESHMAN) - Bass 2 - Veterans
Congratulations to all of the students who participated and their directors! 



2016 - 17 TMEA HS Audition Results
School 1st Chairs District Mixed District Treble Region Area State
Hanna 7 24 10 13 8  
Lopez   10 5 4 1  
Pace 3 20 10 13 7  
Porter   7 3 3    
Rivera 2 20 15 9 6  
Veterans 4 19 10 9 7  



MS Solo and Ensemble

October 22nd MS choir members from Region 28 gathered at Stillman MS to display their solo skills at the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest.  BISD middle schools sent a  total of 435 students to compete.  Out of the 435, 416 received a Superior rating, the highest rating given, on their solo.  48 singers also competed in an ensemble, all of whom were rated as Superior!  BISD brought
home a total
of 482 medals and ribbons! 

Congratulations to all singers and directors for a fine showing of exceptional talent!!


2016-17 District Treble Choir Audition Results


On Saturday October 15th choir members from TMEA Region 28 met in Donna at Veterans MS to audition for a chair in the TMEA Region 28 District Treble Choir.  BISD choirs did a fantastic job placing 46 singers and 7 alternates of the selected 80 total available chairs.  
Special congratulations go to those students placing as first chair in their sections:
S
oprano 1 - Arleen Arambula, Pace ECHS; Alto 1 - Azaria Vasquez, Hanna ECHS; Alto 2 = Karina Alvarado, Hanna ECHS.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of these students and their directors!

The TMEA Region 28 District and Region Choirs will be performing November 12th at the Harlingen PAC at 6:00 PM.

2016-17 District Mixed Choir Audition Results

On Saturday, September 24th almost 500 choir students flocked to Rivera ECHS in Brownsville to participate in the auditions for the TMEA District Mixed Choir.  This is the first round in the

 process leading to membership in the auspicious Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir.  The top 20 students in each section selected for membership in the District Choir, a

total of 160 singers, will be allowed to proceed to the next audition level which happens November 5th in Harlingen. 

Brownsville High Schools placed 100 students in the District choir;  that is an awesome 62% of the total membership!

This is especially amazing since BISD has only 6 of the 15 schools participating. 

Special congratulations go to those students ranking as first chair in their sections:  Jacqueline  Villanueva – Soprano 2 – Rivera HS,

David Mejia – Tenor 1 – Hanna HS, Daniel Ledesma – Tenor 2 – Hanna HS, Matthew Allen – Bass 1 – Rivera HS. 
Congratulations to all of the students who participated and their directors! 


2015 - 16 MS Region Choir Audition Results

BISD Sets New Record for MS Region Choir Members!

On Saturday April 23rd, MS choir students from Region 28 gathered at W. B. Green MS in La Feria to audition for the TMEA MS Region Choirs.  TMEA Region 28 is comprised of schools from Donna to Brownsville.  There are 29 middle schools that participated in auditioning for a total of 315 spots in the 3 choirs.  The three choirs are:  7th Grade Treble (Girls) Choir, 8th Grade Treble Choir, and 7th and 8th Grade Tenor Bass (Boys) Choir.  Brownsville schools make up an extraordinary 70% of each choir!!  Results by campus are as follows:

SCHOOL

7th GRADE TREBLE

8th GRADE TREBLE

TENOR/BASS

TOTAL MEMBERS

BESTEIRO

2

4

1

7

CUMMINGS

4

2

5

11

FAULK

4

5

6

15

F. B. VELA

2

5

7

14

GARCIA

6

4

1

11

LUCIO

3

8

2

13

MANZANO

9

9

6

24

OLIVEIRA

8

9

9

26

PERKINS

3

4

1

8

STELL

18

8

15

41       13 %

STILLMAN

13

16

21

50       16 %

BISD TOTAL

72  of 105

74  of 105

74  of 105

220     70 %!!!!

 

Special recognition goes to students placing first in their sections: 

Rebekah Modesto – 8th grade Soprano 1 – Vela

Nichole Fierro-Ryan -  8th grade Soprano 2 -  Stillman

Allen Lopez – Tenor 2 – Manzano

Dominic Chavez – Tenor 1 – Oliveira

Diego Hinojosa – Bass – Stillman

Angelina Rubio – 7th grade Soprano 1 – Oliveira

Jorja Zamora – 7th grade Alto - Oliveira

Congratulations to all of the students who auditioned and to the directors for their obvious commitment to excellence!



 2015 - 16 TMEA HS Audition Results
School 1st Chairs District Region Area State
Hanna 2 26 7 4 3
Lopez   7      
Pace 2 32 7 4 4
Porter   5      
Rivera   28 13 5 4
Veterans 2 27 15 11 9





Twenty-four BISD Choir students were selected on Saturday November 7, 2015 to move on to the Area audition.  The auditions for Region and Pre-Area choir were held at Dr. A P Cano Freshman Academy in Harlingen.  BISD had 42 members selected for the Region choir.  Those students went on to audition again in the afternoon to try and earn a spot as an Area Candidate.  The students selected to go to the Area round will audition in Rockport-Fulton on January 9, 2016.  The 24 talented students that will represent BISD are:  Hanna - Mikayla Brama, David Mejia, Daniel Ledezma, Andrew Wilson
Pace - Stephanie Garcia, Francisco Moran, Ignacio Cruz, Gustavo Castillo
Rivera - Jaqueline Villanueva, Juan Gracia, Joseph Rodriguez, Matthew Allen, Jose Mejia
Veterans - Erika Vega, Manna Dellota, Anai Winn, Elina Rios, Savannah Mares, Srichakra Narasimhan, Emily Guerrero, Janson Guillen, Carlos Cisneros, Julian Puga, Joshua Tovar
Congratulations to these students and their directors!

BISD 2015 Region Mixed Choir members



BISD 2015 Pre-Area Mixed Choir members (Area Candidates)



 

On Saturday September 26, 2015 choir students from Region 28 gathered at Rivera HS for the Texas Music Educators Association District Mixed Choir Audition.  86 students from the Brownsville high schools were selected for membership in the District Mixed choir which is more than half of the choir's total of 160!
The District choir members will go on to audition for Region on November 7th at Dr. Cano Freshman Academy in Harlingen. 
Congratulations and keep up the good work!!
 



BISD 2015 District Mixed Choir Members


On Saturday October 17, 2015 auditions for the TMEA Treble District Choir were held in Donna.  40 students from BISD high Schools were selected for membership in this choir of 60 members.  Once again, Brownsville students will fill more than half of the places in the choir.  In this instance, they are two thirds of the choir!These women, as well as the members of the District Mixed choir, will be performing on the TMEA District/ Region Concert at Harlingen Performing Arts Center on November 14 at 6:00 pm. 
Congratulations to these women and their directors!

BISD 2015 District Treble Choir Members





June 2015 HS Choir Camp at Rivera HS (with Hanna HS and Veterans HS)



Mr. Charles Williams leads his section!


Stell MS Choir Camp - Solfege Kickball!


Stell MS Choir Kids waiting for their turn to sing off!


Who was that Mr. Baldwin???



Garcia MS Choir camp 2015


 Stillman MS Choir camp 2015



Mr. Uzziel Guzman leading Piano class!


Vela kids playing the cookie face game at their choir camp!