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Matador Musicians Advance to All-State

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Matador Musicians Advance to All-State

SEGUIN, Texas (Jan. 10, 2023) – Seguin High School students Sarah Robbins, band, and Abel Davila, mariachi, will perform with a Texas All-State group in San Antonio on Feb. 11 as part of the 2023 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention.

These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through auditions to qualify at the state level.

“A rigorous audition process that began months ago for music students across Texas concluded on Jan 7. Congratulations to Abel and Sarah for earning All-State musician honors. Your hard work has paid dividends and we are Matador Proud of you for representing Seguin High School at the state level,” said Marc Telles, Seguin ISD director of fine arts.

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Only 1,875 students are selected through a process that began with over 70,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 18 ensembles.

TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins with statewide auditions in 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 advance from Region to Area competition. The highest-ranking musicians judged at Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group.

Only the top 2.6% of musicians who initially audition advance to All-State where they will participate in four days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention.

For the All-State concert and conductor information, visit the Performances section of