Senior Liam Staab and junior Allen Liu have earned All-State honors from the Tennessee Music Education Association and will represent McCallie at state performances later this spring.
Staab was named as a member of the All-State Honor Choir, and Liu was named to the All-East and All-State orchestras. Liu, who spent last summer performing as part of the Carnegie Hall youth orchestra program in New York, earned the highest score for the All-East Orchestra.
In addition to all-state honors for Liu and Staab, three other McCallie musicians earned honors from the TMEA. They are:
- Zhelin Zeng, All-East 11/12 Blue Band
- Ben McDonough, All-East 9/10 Red Band
- Simon Li, All-East Orchestra
All five of these talented young men will perform this weekend in Gatlinburg for the All-East Band and Orchestra performances. As all-state honorees, Liu and Staab will also perform in April in Nashville.