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IHS Student Selected as Texas All-State Musician

Posted Date: 02/08/2019

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January, 2019
Contact: Patrick Pantleo (806) 892 1900 EXT6602

Area Student Selected as Texas All-State Musician

WHEN: JAN, 12, 2019
WHERE: Levelland H.S.
WHAT: Area student selected to perform in Texas All-State Music Ensemble
- Over 72,900 students initially entered the All-State competitive process
- 1,780 students are selected to perform in 15 All-State ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs)
- All-State performances will be held as part of the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention, Feb. 13–16, 2019. Over 29,000 people from Texas and around the world will attend over 300 workshops, 100 performances, and visit over 1,400 exhibit booths at this nation’s largest music educators convention.
INFO:; Patrick Pantleo Phone 806-892-1900

Pantleo, a member of the Idalou H.S. Band will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. He was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Nicholaus Pantleo is a student of Kathy Davis and plays at Idalou H.S. school under the direction of Patrick Pantleo who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 19,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Nicholaus Pantleo’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Nicholaus is the son of Lecia & Patrick Pantleo.

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 began with over 72,900 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 2.4% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to the Performances section

The Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 13,500 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Go to for more information.