The John Cooper School Bands represented the School well in recent months, participating in bands with the Texas Private School Music Education Association (TPSMEA) and Texas Music Educators Association (TM
Junior Ian Hou made TMEA’s 6A All State Band for the third consecutive year, a notable feat.
“TMEA is both public and private schools in the state of Texas,” explained Cooper’s Band Director, Tony Yarbrough.
“There are several thousand students auditioning…in each instrument. This makes for around 10,000 flute players, and over 100,000 students trying out. For Ian to make it three times in a row…that makes him one of the top French horn players in the United States.”
Four Upper Schoolers were selected for the TMEA All-Region Band:
Both Middle Schoolers Cayson Wang and Luke Milan were selected for the TMEA Middle School Band. Luke Milan’s remarkably high scores also landed him in the TMEA Region Orchestra.
Cooper’s Band students dominated the TPSMEA region bands.
“In the TPSMEA High School Region Band, Cooper represented over 60 percent of the group,” said Yarbrough. “We made up 75 percent of the TPSMEA Middle School Region Band.”
The All- Region Band weekend took place January 6-7 at Strake Jesuit High School in Houston.
TPSMEA South Zone Middle School Honor Band Members
Julio Fernandez Villareal
TPSMEA South Zone High School Region Band Members
Seventeen Upper School Band members were selected for this year’s TPSMEA All-State Band.
“We have some really great kids,” said Yarbrough. These students will travel to Dallas to perform with other band students across Texas from January 25-28.
Upper School Band members selected for the 2022-2023 TPSMEA All-State Band:
Tim Lu (all-state jazz)
Lilly Vernon (all-state orchestra)