#MRTS: 2017-2018 Choir

Choir#MavsRaiseTheStandard - Choir

Under directors Melissa Hammers and Stephanie Allison, the Marshall High School Choir program continued its long tradition of success and excellence with yet another "Sweepstakes" award recognition at the 2018 UIL Concert and Sight Reading competition.

Check out this list of accomplishments for the 2017-2018 school year that only add more layers to the rich tradition of Marshall ISD's choral music program:


  • Went from five performing choirs in 2015-2016 to seven in 2017-2018
  • Eight students auditioned for TMEA All-State Choir, an increase over the six from last year
  • Fourteen (14) students were named to the All-Region Choir: Sarah Craig, Jeremy Patterson, D'Sherrick Williams, Jada Hooker, Levi Smith, Carson Carlile, Samantha Reeves, Ester Perez, Nakayla Willie, Heaven Woolen, Rickey Johnson, Davion Williams, Hilario Espinoza, and Khalil Wallace.
  • Twenty-one (21) students received a "Superior" rating on their UIL Solo and Ensemble at contest. One (1) ensemble received a "Superior" rating.
  • Ninth-grade Sub-Non Varsity Treble Choir received a "Superior" rating in Concert at the G.A.I. Invitational


  • Sixteen (16) students earned recognition to the All-Region choir in October: Deanndra Jernigan, Brooklyn Summerville, D'Azia York, Madyson White, Suzie Argote, Janiya Irving, Julia Carlile, Ava Chiles, Dixie Gilliam, Camila Arias, Christy Leal, Are'Anna Gill, Juan Vargas, Zachary Lester, Daniel Kezerle and Christopher Rudd.
  • MJHS Choir students earned a total of 54 medals from the Solo and Ensemble Contest held in February in Marshall. These included:
     » 6th Grade: Claire Abney; Kayleah Anderson; Adrian Becerra; Bailor Burris; Aften Cantrele; Evelyn Carlile; Gunner Chaler; Julius Johnson; Destinee King; Zoe Mendez-Baldwin; Andres Monzalvo; Savannah Payne; Alicia Perez; Kennedy Perkins
    » 7th Grade: Zaiyla Abercrombie; A'laiah Allen; Suzie Argote; Caitlyn Carruth; Ava Chiles; Danielle Contreras; Are'anna Gill; Korren Harris; Zachary Lester; Kora Rogers; Ashyia Wilder
    » 8th Grade: Camila Arias; Jaycee Johnson; Sakura Johnson; Deanndra Jernigan; Thomi Kennair; Cristy Leal; Keveasha Mims; Sofia Patterson; A'laya Russell; Allyson Schneider; Madyson White; D'azia York
    » 7th Grade Ensemble: Whitney Calhoun; Ava Chiles; Dixie Gillam; Chanley McFarland; Shannon Mills; Amayia Russell; Jalara Starling; Dia'Monique Ward
    » 8th Grade Ensemble: Zaiyla Abercrombie; A'laiah Allen; Suzie Argote; Ava Chiles; Are'anna Gill; Reagan Fleet; Makynzie Lewis; Trystan Pyle; Ashyia Wilder

MJHS Choirs were under the direction of Leslie Laney and Donnis Henderson.

#MavUp for our 2017-2018 Marshall ISD Choir students and directors!
Marshall ISD's Choir programs strive to provide a unique educational experience in which students gain musical skills, a life-long appreciation of music, and have the opportunity to develop individual skills that will help them to be successful throughout their lives.