The notable talents of three Lake Travis High School students have earned each of them a place on the 2016 All-State Orchestra and Choir as determined by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).
According to TMEA, All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Approximately 1,600 students were selected through a process that began in the fall of 2015 with over 64,000 students from around the state vying for the honor to perform in one of 13 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs).
Lake Travis High School senior bassist Ryan Hostetter—son of Tim and Brigitte Hostetter—and junior bassist Grace Ward—daughter of Don and Julie Ward—have been selected to the All-State Orchestra. Ryan received the prestigious designation for the third year in a row, while Grace earned the honor for the first time. Ms. Anna Macias directs the orchestra program at Lake Travis High School.
Additionally, Lake Travis High School senior Kaylyn Keith—daughter of Barker and Melody Keith—has been selected to the All-State Choir, earning the honor for the first time. Mr. Kelan Latimer directs the choir program at Lake Travis High School.
The trio will perform February 13, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio during the TMEA annual convention, the nation’s largest gathering of music educators. TMEA is an association of more than 12,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education.