Thursday, 31 January 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
On Saturday Jan. 12, members from the BHS choral department competed at Midway High School for membership into the 2012-2013 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir.
Those who qualified for this year's All-State Choir are:
Riley Wesson, sophomore, 1st chair in the Tenor 1 section of the All-State Men's Choir. He is the son of David and Bekie Wesson, sings with BHS Madrigal and A cappella choir and studies private voice with Lisa Clement from UMHB; and Jacob Burlingame, junior, 1st alternate in Bass 2 section of the All-State Men's Choir. He is the son of Cindy Burlingame, sings with the BHS Madrigal and A cappella choir and studies private voice with Glenn Beals from Waco.
Students that qualified for this final round of auditions included seniors: John Goodridge, Grace Hutchinson, Lynette Puckett and Melissa Montgomery; junior Jacob Burlingame; sophomore Riley Wesson and freshman Megan Taylor. These students competed against students from Central Texas high schools, plus schools from South Dallas and North Houston.
All-State members will attend the TMEA Convention in San Antonio from Feb. 13 thru 16. They will perform in the San Antonio Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 16. The concert is free, but tickets must be secured prior to the performances. For more details about the special event, please contact Craig Pitrucha or Justine Halamicek at the BHS choir room.