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49 Earn Spots on All-City Middle School Orchestra

Orchestra students from the AISD middle schools competed in the All-City Middle School Honor Orchestra auditions Nov. 7 at Craig Middle School. Forty-nine musicians were selected to represent the 2016-17 all-city orchestra.

Clack Middle School: Lydia Essombe-Mpacko, Josue Granados, and Blaise Tharp; Viola – Evan Mier, Jose Pena, and Sarah Stultz; Cello – Kimberly Mayer and Tatiana Gomez; Bass – Mya Gorman

Craig Middle School: Violin – Chelsea Villamor, Hayden Stewart, Luis Chavira, Anabel De Santos, Veronica Lozano, Addison McCorquodale, and Anthony Welker; Viola – James Wellborn and Dixon Whisenhunt; Cello – Perside Ebengo, Frank Fang, Gabriella Garza, and Lydia Heckathorn; Bass – Angelina Kim and Krystian Huff

Madison Middle School: Violin – Alexia Martinez, Janelle Ripple, Madeline Harlan, Daniela Pedroza, Kenneth Wood, Anna Bell, Rebecca Johnson, and Creed Johnson; Viola – Trinity Therese Fernandez, Kaniel Kirby, Isreal Ovalles, and Emily Devine; Cello – Natalie Stefan, Ricardo Aleman, and Thomas Beckett; Bass – Derek White

Mann Middle School: Violin – Caesar Chavez, Cole Patterson, Lydia Huang, Madisyn Slack, Tyler Mendoza, and Vanessa Ramirez; Viola – Heaven Ramirez; Cello – William Collinsworth; Bass – Dylan Fink

The Abilene ISD orchestra students are under the direction of Alex Reiff of Clack, Elizabeth Blatchley of Craig, Candi Ice of Madison and Caitlin Clark of Mann.