High School All-State Choir Camps

8th Graders~

All-State Choir Camp is a great way to get a head start on learning your music for the All-State process (sort of like our TMEA All-Region Process, but on steroids). Major Universities all around the state offer camps during the summer, or, if you prefer to stay close to home, check out the camps offered by UT and Texas State.

Out-of-Town Camps:

Baylor University: July 9-13 ~ $445 (includes tuition, fees, housing, meals, and the All-State Music Packet)

TCU: July 14-17 [Purple Camp], July 17-20 [White Camp] ~ $320 (includes tuition, fees, housing, meals, and other activities such as a Talent Show)

UNT: June 30-July 3 ~ $364

Texas Tech: June 25-29 ~ $400

Stephen F. Austin: July 15-18 ~ $299 (includes room/board, tuition, t-shirt)

Sam Houston State: July 21-24 ~ $325

University of Mary Hardin Baylor: July 9-12 ~ $395 (includes All-State Music packet, one private voice lesson, room, and 9 meals)

Texas A&M Commerce: July 10-13 ~ $199 (includes room/board, t-shirt, and social activities)

All-Region Choir Results

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for the Region 18 TMEA All-Region Choir today! We had 48 students from Lamar audition, and 32 scored high enough to qualify them into the Region Choir!

Tenor/Bass Choir
Julian Magee - 3rd Chair Tenor 1
Ryan Tracy - 17th Chair Tenor 1
Will Thornhill - 17th Chair Tenor 2
Finnegan Griffith - 18th Chair Tenor 2

7th Grade Treble Choir
Claire Baumgardner - 10th Chair Soprano 1
Roxie Satija - 23rd Chair Soprano 1
Lizzy Slate - 7th Chair Soprano 2
Raegan Placker - 15th Chair Soprano 2
Caroline Owen - 2nd Chair Alto
Addie Knight - 9th Chair Alto
Willa Walker - 21st Chair Alto
Sophie Leung-Lieu - 26th Chair Alto

8th Grade Treble Choir
Stella Pitts - 4th Chair Soprano 1
Ellary Jones - 10th Chair Soprano 1
Lily DaMommio - 15th Chair Soprano 1
Emmi Anderson - 18th Chair Soprano 1
Cate Thomason - 19th Chair Soprano 1
Daniela Morrow - 25th Chair Soprano 1
Mabry Adair - 1st Chair Soprano 2
Anasofia Eyman - 3rd Chair Soprano 2
Farnaz Assadi - 5th Chair Soprano 2
Kate Shackelford - 8th Chair Soprano 2
Anna Fox - 14th Chair Soprano 2
Josie Bradsby - 15th Chair Soprano 2
Reva Gill - 19th Chair Soprano 2
Kendall Shenoda - 26th Chair Soprano 2
Kathryn Dooley - 1st Chair Alto
Nia Wayman - 6th Chair Alto
Georgie Murray - 10th Chair Alto
Scarlet Craig - 11th Chair Alto
Siena Butlin - 13th Chair Alto
Parker Mitchell - 24th Chair Alto

Scottie Singers 2018-2019

Congratulations to the newest members of the 2018-19 Scottie Singers!

Emmi Anderson
Farnaz Assadi
Kate Boyle
Scarlet Craig
Lily DaMommio
Maggie Jarnigan
Ellary Jones
Adelaide Knight
Lucy Kuhn
Sophie Leung-lieu
Phoebe McCabe
Georgie Murray
Caroline Owen
Raegan Placker
Kendall Shenoda
Sadie Swinney
Alex Thomason
Cate Thomason
Julia Wallace
Sidney Weaver
Camille Wilson

Jazz Music Festival

Ritenuto Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with the St. Edward’s University Music Department, is proud to announce its first annual Austin women-led band Festival: LuluFest, to be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, in the newly renovated Jones Auditorium, situated in the Ragsdale Center, on the St. Ed’s campus.

The focus of this one-day event (concerts and workshops) will be women bandleaders — both seasoned and up-and-coming, who are making their music the focus of their lives.
This year’s Festival features percussionist and educator Allison Miller, who has been named one of the top 20 Jazz drummers in Downbeat Magazine’s influential Critics Poll. Lulufest will also present 2018 Grammy nominated jazz violinist Sara Caswell. Sara teaches at two prestigious music colleges, Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed with artists from Bucky Pizzarelli to Bruce Springsteen. Emily Gimble will also be performing; Emily is Texas music royalty, the daughter of beloved bassist and guitarist Dick Gimble, and granddaughter of the legendary fiddler Johnny Gimble. After two years with famed swing band Asleep at the Wheel, Emily has launched a successful solo career. Suzi Stern has collaborated with some of jazz music’s biggest names, including Joe Henderson, and Joshua Redman to name a few. One of Austin’s most sought after vocal coaches, she has led workshops throughout the US and in Europe . The festival concludes with pianist Peggy Stern’s Estrella Salsa, a jam with all the players.

We would very much appreciate if you could pass this on to your students. The workshops will focus on basic jazz improv skills, not only for students already into jazz, but also those who are classically trained and think they might enjoy improvisation. The workshops will be instrument specific: Piano -Emily Gimble, Peggy Stern; Violin - Sara Caswell; Drums - Allison Miller ; Vocals -Suzi Stern;. The worships will be held from 12-1:30 in the Carriage House (music building at St. Ed’s). From 2-3:30 a masterclass - open to all students, will be held in Jones Auditorium, the building adjacent.From 4-5 there will be a break, for schmoozing and eating; the main Festival concerts begin at 5 PM, and run until 10 PM.

There will be food service from 4-7 PM, provided by St. Ed’s Bon Appetit Cafe.

More information about the artists, the concept of the Festival, and fees and directions, can be found on the website: www.lulu-fest.com

Peggy Stern, Artistic Director Suzi Stern, Assistant Director 

All-Region Choir Results

Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for the Region 18 TMEA All-Region Choir today! We had 50 students from Lamar audition, and 39 scored high enough to qualify them into the Region Choir!

Tenor/Bass Choir
Julian Magee - 6th Chair Tenor 1
Kai Kirkham - 11th Chair Tenor 2
John Wood - 18th Chair Tenor 2
Garrett Michulka - 9th Chair Bass
Santiago Ortiz - 10th Chair Bass

7th Grade Treble Choir
Stella Pitts - 3rd Chair Soprano 1
Lydia Reedy - 8th Chair Soprano 1
Megan McHorse - 17th Chair Soprano 1
Cate Thomason - 23rd Chair Soprano 1
Ava LaWare - 26th Chair Soprano 1
Kate Shackelford - 1st Chair Soprano 2
Sidney Weaver - 3rd Chair Soprano 2
Anasofia Eyman - 6th Chair Soprano 2
Josie Bradsby - 10th Chair Soprano 2
Mabry Adair - 12th Chair Soprano 2
Farnaz Assadi - 21st Chiar Soprano 2
Kathryn Dooley - 2nd Chair Alto
Siena Butlin - 4th Chair Alto
Phoebe McCabe - 12th Chair Alto
Parker Mitchell - 19th Chair Alto

8th Grade Treble Choir
Samantha Powers - 6th Chair Soprano 1
Kennedy Weatherby - 10th Chair Soprano 1
Kendall Smith - 20th Chair Soprano 1
Ella Greene - 22nd Chair Soprano 1
Lucy Nichols - 25th Chair Soprano 1
Anna Fulton - 26th Chair Soprano 1
Emma Mattie - 2nd Chair Soprano 2
Carden Arellano - 5th Chair Soprano 2
Evelyn Griffin - 7th Chair Soprano 2
Amethyst Mellberg-Smith - 9th Chair Soprano 2
Nica Medel - 12th Chair Soprano 2
Alysa Spiro - 1st Chair Alto
Keely McNab - 4th Chair Alto
Zara Terrazas-Graham - 5th Chair Alto
Jamie Antonacci - 6th Chair Alto
Ivy Golyzniak - 9th Chair Alto
Veronica Britton - 10th Chair Alto
Annika Tracy - 14th Chair Alto
Frances Arellano - 24th Chair Alto

Scottie Singers

Congratulations to the newest members of the 2017-18 scottie Singers!


Alyssa Sanchez
Amethyst Mellberg-Smith
Anasofia Eyman
Anna Fox
Audrey Thurmond
Carden Arellano
Claire Baumgardner (incoming 6th grade)
Daniela Morrow
Frances Arellano
Helena Wiese
Jamie Antonacci
Kate Baldwin
Keely McNab (St. Theresa’s)
Lila Boyd
Lydia Reedy
Megan McHorse
Nia Wayman
Nica Medel
Parker Mitchell
Reva Gill
Sarah Crow
Stella Pitts
Zara Terrazas-Graham

Scottie Singers 2016-2017

Congratulations to the newest members of the 2016-17 scottie Singers!

  Isabella Bonesteel
Kaia Boyle
Veronica Britton
Amelie Chaouat
Ivy Jane Golyzniak
Ella Greene
Taelisen Hutson
Abigail Jones
Sydney Jones
Emma Mattie
Lucy Nichols
Cydney Placker
Samantha Powers
River Rutledge
Raven Rutledge
Olivia Salo
Kendall Smith
Annika Tracy
Maeve Walsh
Fiona Wyrtzen

2016 TMEA All-Region Choir Results

Congrats to the following students who made the 2016 TMEA All-Region Choir!

Men's Choir

Madison Mills - 11th Chair T1
Taft Stansel - 6th Chair T1
Charlie Stone - 4th Chair T2
Caleb Jackson - 15th Chair T2
Stephen Shearer - 17th Chair T2
Luke Robb - 20th Chair T2

8th Grade Treble

Daniela Aranda - 6th Chair S1
Caileigh Dowell - 10th Chair S1
Olivia Barragan - 7th Chair S2
Maryanna Tollemache - 10th Chair S2
Sarah Slaten - 15th Chair S2
Charlotte Evelyn - 16th Chair S2
Amelia Paul - 4th Chair Alto
Ariana Estrada - 5th Chair Alto
Jeannine Bradsby - 11th Chair Alto
Sara Milliken - 6th Chair Alto

7th Grade Treble

Cara Jackson - 6th Chair S1
Emma Wallace - 3rd Chair S1
Ella Rutman - 3rd Chair S2
Sydney Jones - 6th Chair S2
Darian Dieterich - 10th Chair Alto
Ava Grace Light Whipple - 1st Chair Alto
Kaia Boyle - 4th Chair Alto
Helen Heustess - 12th Chair Alto

Cinderella Cast List

Congratulations to our Cinderella Cast and thank you to everyone who auditioned. We had many tough decisions to make because there is so much talent at Lamar!



Cinderella - River Rutledge (Cydney Placker u/s, Daughter)
Prince - Charlie Stone (Eli Carll u/s, Butcher)
Godmother - Graceyn Garza (Moses Copeland u/s, Grandmother)
King - Jordan Trimyer (Terrel Hall u/s, Father)
Queen - Lucy Abramowitz (Allison Vanderslice u/s, Mother)
Herald - Ava Grace Light-Whipple (Cara Jackson u/s, Little Girl)
Portia - Emma Wallace (Veronica Britton u/s, Sloppy Sister)
Joy - Jeannine Bradsby (Stella Shenkman u/s, Mean Sister)
Stepmother - Hallie Jane Richeson (Weatherly Giblin u/s, Studious Sister)
Chef - Dexter Murphy (Cassie Willard u/s, Cheese Steward)


Coachman - Evan Lucas
Footman - Oliver Boyd
Little Kid - Audrey Thurmond
Horses - Annika Tracy, Raven Rutledge, Harper Cummings, Avery Miller
Girl 1 - Sarah Slaten
Girl 2 Group -  Helen Heustess
Girl 3 Group - Lia Jones, Zoe Griffith, Ariana Estrada
Dessert Chefs - Campbell Race, Diana Hardage,  Eliza Dean-Polacheck
Cheese Stewards - Nevaeh Wharton, Raleigh Margulies, Amelie Chaouat

The full cast read-through will be on Monday October 26th right after school in the choir room until 5:00pm.

FanCloth Fundraiser

On Monday, October 26th, the Lamar Choir Booster Club will be starting it's first fundraiser of the year. Students will have the opportunity to sell lots of awesome clothing items personalized for Lamar Middle School! Take a look at the catalogue on the LAMAR CHOIR BOOSTER PAGE. You also have the option of ordering online! (The online ordering page won't be available until October 26th.) This will allow you to sell to family/friends who live out of town or want to pay by Credit/Debit. 

All order forms and online orders must be turned in/made by November 6th. 

This fundraiser will help raise money for scholarships for the Spring Trip to South Padre Island, so SELL, SELL, SELL!