to the Klein High School Chamber Orchestra, and directors Creston Herron and
Tanatchaya Chanphanitpornkit, for being named as the Texas Music Educators
Association (TMEA) 2016-17 Honor String Orchestra. This honor is equivalent to
being named state champion.
school resumed in Aug. 2016, these students began preparing their selections
and held a taping concert Oct. 14, 2016, only eight weeks after school started.
They submitted their tape along with 46 other schools across the state and
earned the Honor Orchestra selection for the state. As a result, they will now
prepare a program and perform at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio in Feb.
Klein High School Chamber Orchestra is now the 36th Klein ISD Music Ensemble
selected to perform at the TMEA Convention since 1986, the most for any school
district. Remarkably, this is the very first time that any Klein ISD high
school string orchestra has been honored in this capacity. Past campuses
selected include: Hildebrandt ('86, '88) and Doerre ('04) Intermediate String
Orchestras, Klein Oak ('89, '93, '95), Klein Forest ('90, '94), and Klein High
('98, '01, '03, '08) Full Orchestras have also been selected previously.