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Angelina College Students Named to All-State

Angelina College Students Named to All-State Choir Bonilla, Pierson, Hammond to Perform for State Convention

By GARY STALLARD
AC News Service

Three Angelina College choir students recently traveled with AC Chorale DirectorBeckie Compton to audition for the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir. All three students succeeded in their auditions, and now the trio will perform at the upcoming state convention.

Valeria Bonilla (Alto 2), Ada Pierson (Alto 1) and Ruby Hammond (Soprano 2) – each an alumnus of Hudson High School in Lufkin – auditioned at Panola College on Nov. 17, with their competition other students from throughout Region III. Those students audition for positions in a “select ensemble,” according to Compton.

Next up for the vocalists is an appearance as part of the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention held in February in San Antonio, where the students will perform as part of a choir consisting of 130 participants. This year’s clinician/conductor is Karen Kenaston-French, current Professor and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Texas-Arlington.

For information regarding the AC Chorale, contact Beckie Compton at bcompton@angelina.edu.

Photo caption:
Angelina College choir students Valeria Bonilla (left), Ada Pierson (center) and Ruby Hammond recently earned their places on the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir. Under the direction of AC Chorale Director Beckie Compton, the trio now will perform as part of a 130-student ensemble at the Texas Music Educators Association annual convention held in February in San Antonio (Gary Stallard/AC News Service photo).