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New Mexico Music Educators’ All-State Conference

By Santa Fe Public Schools

Santa Fe, NM – Many band, choir, guitar, and orchestra students from Capital High and Santa Fe High were selected to perform in New Mexico Music Educators’ All-State Conference performing ensembles on January 13 at the University of New Mexico.

Teachers supporting these students are Marilyn Barnes, Choral Director, Santa Fe High; Pablo Champion, Guitar Ensemble Director, Santa Fe High; Robert Chrisman, Band Director, Santa Fe High; Jeff Owens, Choral Director, Capital High; Gabe Tafoya, Orchestra Director, Santa Fe High.

The following students have received honors:

All State Mixed Chorus
Jacqueline Bell, Soprano – Santa Fe High
Roman Bell, Tenor – Santa Fe High
Andy Bornman, Tenor – Santa Fe High
Caye Duran, Bass – Santa Fe High
Randi Jimenez, Alto – Santa Fe High
Franceska Legaspi, Alto – Capital High
Dominico Lovato, Tenor – Santa Fe High
Isaac Padilla, Bass – Santa Fe High
Michelle Pineda, Alto – Capital High
Elijah Salazar Menzies, Tenor – Santa Fe High
Ian Salazar Padilla, Tenor – Santa Fe High
Ernestina Savage, Alto – Santa Fe High

All State Treble Chorus
Mya Barrens, Soprano – Santa Fe High
Rebecca Jimenez, Soprano – Santa Fe High
Jennifer Lopez, Soprano – Santa Fe High
Cyra Mesereau, Soprano – Santa Fe High

All State Guitar Ensemble
Gilberto Rios Ortiz – Santa Fe High

All State Symphonic Band
Brigit Johnson, Euphonium – Santa Fe High
Laura Quintana, Flute – Santa Fe High

All State Symphonic Orchestra
Max McGrael, Percussion – Santa Fe High
Sophia Mulholland, Violin – Santa Fe High

All State Concert Orchestra
Justin Reynolds, Bass – Santa Fe High

A stringent and exacting audition is required of any student performing in these ensembles. All students put in hours or dedicated practice. This is the highest state level honor a music student may attain.

Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, superintendent of schools, stated, “These high-achieving students deserve our heartiest congratulations! We are very proud of them!”

Visit www.nmmea.com for concert schedule information.

For more information, please contact Leanne DeVane, Music Education Coordinator, at 467-2513, ldevane@sfps.k12.nm.us.

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