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CTJ’s TMEA All-State Band Members

TMEA LogoSince the school’s opening in 2008, Claudia Taylor Johnson has had 45 members earn chairs in the Texas Music Educators Association All-State bands, gathering a total of 66 chairs over that period.


Listed chronologically by band member/graduation year:

1. Illeana Barrientez ’10 - Flute: 2009 5A Concert Band
2. Pearson Altizer ’10 - Bassoon: 2010 5A Philharmonic Orchestra
3. Michael Jopling ’12 - Percussion (3): 2010 5A Philharmonic Orchestra; 2011 5A Symphonic Band; 2011 PASIC International Marimba Solo Competition Winner; 2012 5A Symphony Orchestra
4. Estevan Barrientez ’12 - Percussion (3): 2010, 2011, 2012 5A Philharmonic Orchestra
5. Jonathan Huggins ’11 - Bass Trombone: 2010 Jazz Ensemble
6. Michael Gonzales ’13 - Euphonium (2): 2011, 2013 5A Concert Band
7. Katherine LaChance ’12 - Flute: 2012 5A Symphonic Band
8. Alexandra Rojas ’12 - Alto Clarinet: 2012 5A Concert Band
9. Aaron Sanchez ’14 - Bass Trombone (2): 2013 5A Symphonic Band; 2014 5A Symphonic Band “1st in State”; 2014 ITA George Roberts Competition Finalist
10. Philip Sitterle ’14 - French Horn: 2013, 2014 5A Symphonic Band
11. Evan Jose ’16 - Percussion (3): 2014 5A Symphonic Band “1st in State”; 2015 5A Symphonic Band; 2015 Great Plains International Marimba Competition Finalist; 2016 5A Symphony Orchestra
12. Nat Hsu ’16 - Tenor Trombone (3): 2014 5A Symphonic Band, 2015 5A Symphonic Band, 2016 5A Symphony Orchestra
13. Max Fang ’14 - Percussion: 2014 5A Symphonic Band
14. Briana Chavez ’14 - French Horn: 2014 5A Concert Band
15. Caitlin Greeson ’15 - Flute (2): 2014 5A Concert Band; 2015 5A Symphonic Band
16. Jacob Houser ’14 - Tenor Trombone: 2014 5A Philharmonic Orchestra
17. Bethany Smith ’15 - French Horn: 2015 5A Symphonic Band
18. Brandon Espina ’15 - Tuba: 2015 5A Concert Band
19. Aaron Wallick ’17 - Euphonium (3): 2015 5A Concert Band; 2016 5A Symphonic Band; 2017 Symphonic Band
20. Angeline Rosado-Rivera ’16 - Oboe: 2016 5A Symphonic Band
21. Bethany Hutchings ’16 - Eb Clarinet: 2016 5A Philharmonic Orchestra
22. Lauren Siegel ’17 - Bb Clarinet (2): 2016 5A Concert Band; 2017 Concert Band
23. John Nickels ’17 - Contrabass Clarinet (2): 2016 5A Concert Band; 2017 Symphonic Band
24. Audrey Payne ’17 - Flute: 2017 Concert Band
25. Bryce Freund ’17 - Trumpet:
2017 Concert Band
26. Patrick Sanford ’19 - French Horn (2):
2017 Symphonic Band, 2019
27: Eli Canales ’20 - Tenor Trombone (3):
2017 Concert Band, 2018 Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019
28. Owen Bjornson, ’18 - Tuba: 2018 Concert Band
29. Tommy Brennan, ’21 - Euphonium (2): 2018 Concert Band, 2019
30. Ian Compton, ’19 - English Horn (2): 2018 Symphonic Band, 2019
31. Braeden Laird, ’18 - Bass Clarinet: 2018 Concert Band
32. Isaac LaVigne, ’19 - Percussion (2): 2018 Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019 Jazz Ensemble
33. Tracy Le, ’19 — Eb Clarinet: 2019
34. Jake Glaser, ’22 — Bb Clarinet: 2019
35. Emily Edgar, ’19 — Alto Clarinet: 2019
36. Trevor Moss, ’19 — Contrabass Clarinet: 2019
37. Parker Payne, ’19 — Tenor Saxophone: 2019
38. Hondo San Miguel, ’21 — Baritone Saxophone: 2019
39. Bruno Zuniga-Hernandez, ’20 — Trumpet: 2019
40. Preston Payne, ’21 — Tenor Trombone: 2019
41. Aiden Sutherland, ’19 — Bass Trombone: 2019
42. Moses Roberts, ’19 — Euphonium: 2019
43. Clayton Stuller, ’19 — Tuba: 2019
44. Joseph Lukowski, ’19 — Tuba: 2019
45. Juan San Miguel, ’20 — Alto Saxophone: 2019 Jazz Ensemble

By the Numbers

• 45 All-State members over 11 years
• 66 All-State chairs won
• Year with the most All-State Members: 2019 (18)
• Class with the most All-State Members: 2019 (10)
• Section with the most chairs won: Percussion (10)
• Sections with the most All-State members: Percussion (5)
• “1st in State”: Bass Trombone and Percussion
• International Competition Finalists: Percussion (2) and Bass Trombone (1)

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