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La Porte musicians earn All-Region Orchestra honors

Judges selected Anthony Zambrano, an eighth-grader at La Porte Jr. High School, as the first chair double bass in the All-Region Junior High Orchestra. Valerie Figueroa of Lomax Jr. High School was named first chair violin.

Brandon Zupan, a La Porte High School student, made the first All-Region High School orchestra with the fifth highest score of all the violinists who auditioned.

High school auditions were held Oct. 14 at Pasadena Memorial High School. The junior high tryouts were Oct. 21 at Beverly Hills Middle School in Pasadena ISD.  

Lomax and La Porte Junior High choirs are directed by Janette Hess and Kim Reedy, respectively. Geoff Carlton directs the La Porte High School Orchestra.

The All-Region Clinic/Concert for both orchestras is set for Jan. 19-20 at Deer Park High School.