January 10, 2022
For the first time since 2011, Dripping Springs High School placed two students on the Texas All-State Choir with senior Brody Lane and sophomore Colin Tuohy earning the recognition.
Dripping Springs had a school-record nine students participate in the area auditions, the third and final round of the state audition process, on Saturday, Jan. 8, in San Antonio. In addition to Lane and Tuohy, Anika Chalak, Michelle Hinojosa, Jonathan Jensen, Kate Nolen, Sloane Ruley, Portia Schaeffer-Preston, and Abby Wingrin were area participants who are among the top four percent of high school singers in the state.
Lane placed first among the Bass 2 competitors to earn a spot on the All-State Mixed Choir for the second consecutive year. Tuohy placed fourth as a Tenor 1 to be named to the All-State Tenor-Bass Choir. Both are voice students of Tom Gabrielsen and sing under the direction of Courtney Aguilar at DSHS.
The Texas All-State Choirs will perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention on Saturday, Feb. 12, in San Antonio.
DSHS Area Choir Participants:
Anika Chalak, Soprano 2
Michelle Hinojosa, Alto
Jonathan Jensen, Tenor 2
*Brody Lane, Bass 2
Kate Nolen, Alto 2
Sloane Ruley, Alto 1
Portia Schaeffer-Preston, Soprano 1
*Colin Tuohy, Tenor 1
Abby Wingrin, Alto 1