Mac Students Make All-State

After successfully completing the all-state audition process, Olivia Barron, Moiz Rehman, and Andrew Lockett made all-state choir and will perform with some of the most talented choir students in the state.

Senior Olivia Barron 

Q: What was the process?

A: I learned the pieces we would be auditioning with and rehearsed everyday leading up to the auditions. You don’t really know what part of the music you’ll be asked to sing, or even which pieces they’ll pick those parts from until the day of the auditions, so you have to be prepared for anything. I also had to become really good at sight reading because it played a big role in the auditions

Q: What were you expecting?

A: All I really hoped was that I would nail my sight reading. The goal for the day was once I stepped out of the audition room [I wanted] to feel confident in all of the hard work I had put in over these last few months.

Senior Moiz Rehman 

Q: What was the choirs reaction when they announced you made state? 

A: I was not expecting to make all-state at all. My emotions were indescribable, everything happened suddenly. All I could do was compare it to last year. Maybe I’ll feel a bit more when the week of all-state actually comes.

From left to right Moiz Rehman, Olivia Barron, and Andrew Lockett posing after finding out they made all-state.

Q: How did you feel knowing you were selected to go to state?

A: It was such a big moment [for] me. I was so excited when they announced my name, and it just goes to show how much the work really does pay off.

Sophomore Andrew Lockett

Q: What was the hardest part of the audition? 

A: “The hardest part of the audition was waiting so long, because it just made the nerves worse,” sophomore Andrew Lockett said. “We were there for eight hours and only actually auditioned for less than five minutes.”

Q: What happens next? 

A: In February I have a three day clinic downtown at the convention center followed by a concert. It’s all part of the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Convention.

Written by Jessica Harden and Hope Herrera.


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About Jessica Harden

Hey, I'm Jessica Harden and this is my third year on staff. I am the editor-in-chief, I compete in academic UIL journalism, and I am a nationally recognized journalist. Outside of newspaper, I play the flute and I am the drum major. I like to write poetry, I collect vintage cameras, and I dream of being a published author one day. I will attend UT Austin in the fall majoring in journalism at Moody College and I plan on taking a minor in environmental science. Hook 'Em!

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