The orchestra programs at Katy ISD’s Beckendorff and McMeans junior high schools have advanced to the final round in the Texas Honor Orchestra competition. Both schools are advancing in two categories – full orchestra and string orchestra. The finals will take place at the Texas Orchestra Directors Association annual conference this July.
Winners from the state competition will perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic and Conference in February 2012. The Beckendorff orchestra is led by Matthew Porter and Shaun Hillen, and band director Susan Steber. The McMeans orchestra is led by Amy Williams and band director George Liverman.
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