Kimberley Peters, a member of the Calallen High School Band will perform with the Texas All- State 5A Symphonic Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.
She was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Kimberley is a private lesson student of Dr. Elizabeth Jansen (A&M Kingsville) and plays at school under the direction of Mr. Jeff Valperts who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000-plus member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Kimberley’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Kimberley is the daughter of Frank and Donna Peters.
High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level.
All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,780 students are selected through a process that begins with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition.
This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in eight TMEA Area competitions.
The highest- ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All- State music group. Only the top 2.5 percent of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.