On Saturday, January 7, Area Choir Auditions were held at Rockport/Fulton High School in Rockport, Texas. Fifteen talented musicians from the Clements High School Choir program qualified for this level of competition.
To qualify for area, thousands of students from across the state compete in district, region and pre-area levels. The process began in September and will end at the TMEA music convention (the largest music convention in the country) in San Antonio in February.
This year’s convention will be held on February 8-11. Eleven public school music teachers including elementary, middle and high school band, choir and orchestra participate along with colleges and churches.
The Clements Choir sending the nine outstanding singers are: Michelle Kratofil 4th chair, Alto 1, All-State mixed; Avani Patel, 4th chair, Alto 2, All-State Mixed; Evan Hines,1st chair, Tenor 2, All-State Mixed; Munfarid Zaidi, 2nd chair, Tenor 2, All-State Mixed; David Catalano, 1st chair Bass 1, All-State Mixed; John Ayroso, 5th chair, Tenor 1, All-State Men; Sindhu Sathees 8th chair, Alto 1, All-State Women; Jennifer Kahn, 6th chair, Alto 2, All-State Women; and Shelby McKay, 8th chair, Alto 2, All-State Women.