Victoria ISD is proud to announce 22 middle and high school students across the district have earned chairs in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-Region 14 Orchestra.

“The Region Orchestra Tryouts are a head-to-head individual competition amongst schools from Victoria down to Laredo,” said David Edge, director of Fine Arts for VISD. “I am so proud of the hard work paying off for our students and directors, showing the excellence in teaching and performing!”

Students earning a chair in the TMEA All-Region 14 Orchestra are listed below in alphabetical order, followed by instrument played and their school.

Gia Aranez, 2nd Violin, Howell MS

Sasha Asuncion, Violin, Victoria West HS

Scarlet Banda, 2nd Violin, Stroman MS

Markus Barrera, 2nd Violin, Howell MS

Ashton Barton, Bass, Patti Welder MS

Alex De La Rosa, Bass, Stroman MS

Izabela De La Rosa, Cello, Victoria East HS

Gavin Lopez, Bass, Victoria West HS

Christal Martinez, Violin, Victoria West HS

Alana Mascorro, Violin, Victoria West HS

Jacob Mendez, Violin 1, Patti Welder MS

Kayla Plummer, Violin, Victoria East HS

Abigail Quinterro, Viola, Victoria East HS

Reese Raab, Cello, Howell MS

Angelo Saldana, Viola, Howell MS

Phillip Saldana, Cello, Howell MS

Antonio Sandoval, Viola, Cade MS

Jacob Shelby, Cello, Cade MS

Jayden Trevino, 2nd Violin, Howell MS

Luisa Villegas, Violin, Victoria East HS

Isabelle Wachtel, Cello, Victoria East HS

Meixin Wang, 2nd Violin, Howell MS

In addition to earning a chair at the TMEA All-Region 14 Orchestra, Wachtel will lead the cello section as Principal Cellist, having ranked first out of 30 students.