Tivy Orchestra Places 11 in Region Ensemble

Kerrville, TX (Nov. 8, 2021) – Every Tivy High School Orchestra student who auditioned for the TMEA Region 29 Honor Orchestras on Oct. 23 earned a spot, with four advancing on to the All-State Orchestra auditions.

Jackie Shim, Jimmy Shim, both on violin, and Joshua Sutton and Catie Painter, both on string bass, advanced to the All-State Orchestra auditions.

Those earning a spot in the Region 29 Orchestra include: Ella O’Donnell, Alina McCormick, Dylan Moreno, Isabella Barker, Josh Aspinall and Phaedra Bowlby, all on violin; and Rowyn Bowlby on Cello.

“This is truly a great honor and a testament to their dedication and personal commitment to excellence,” said Tivy Orchestra Director Pat Lee. “Every student who auditioned was placed!”

These students will participate in a clinic and concert Dec. 10 and 11 at O’Connor High School in San Antonio. The concert is at 5 p.m. on Dec. 11 and open to the public for free.

“The students will perform serious classical masterworks, including the symphony, "The Planets" by Gustav Holst and Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig Van Beethoven,” Lee said.

Tivy Orchestra Region Qualifiers

Tivy High School Orchestra students who earned a spot in the TMEA Region 29 Honor Orchestras include, left to right, front row: Catie Painter, bass; Phaedra Bowlby, violin; Isabella Barker, violin; Rowyn Bowlby, cello; Ella O’Donnell, violin; Alina McCormick, violin; and Joshua Sutton, bass; back row: Jackie Shim, violin; Jimmy Shim, violin, Josh Aspinall, violin and Dylan Moreno, violin.