2018 All-Region and All State Orchestra


Kelsey Burdick, Website Designer

After auditioning on Saturday, October 13th, nineteen students from Lebanon Trail made the Texas Music Educators Association’s Region 24 All-Region Orchestra. Musicians prepare two etudes depending on their instrument. They have from May 1st, when the etudes are released on the TMEA website, until October 13th to practice their music and perfect their playing. Then on audition day they play parts of their etudes for judges who rank them comparatively to other students.

Those with the top rankings are placed by rank in chairs in the All-Region Orchestra. There will be a Region 24 Orchestra Clinic on January 12th of next year at Plano West High School, conducted by Philip Mann.


These students from Lebanon Trail made the cut:



Jeremy Tham

Joshua Paik

Catherine Wang

Olivia Mei

Cameron Wee



Julia Olores

Wiley Liou

Willa Liou



Yee Hong Pua

Nick Lui

Allison Tseng

Na Eun Choi



Marian Ma

Isabel Tu

Kathleen Hopkins

Christopher Minn

Ha Eun Lee

Evelyn Chew

Guarav Srivatchan


Musicians who make All-Region have the option to audition for the next phase, the All-State Orchestra, on November 6th. Five students from Lebanon Trail made the 2018 All-State Orchestra; Their names are listed below.


Kathleen Hopkins – 2nd Year All-State Participant

Julia Olores – 1st Year All-State Participant

Isabel Tu – 3rd Year All-State Participant

Marian Ma – 3rd Year All-State Participant

Christopher Minn – 1st Year All-State Participant


“This is my first year getting to the state-level audition, and I was honestly pretty nervous once the state etudes came out in summer.” said Julia Olores. “However, with long hours of practice and lots of help from my private lessons teacher, I was able to feel more confident through the process once it started. I feel so blessed with the chance to perform with the top musicians in Texas.”


Congratulations to our 2018 All-Region and All-State musicians, and to Orchestra as a whole.