TMTA Conference - Waco, Texas, June 16-18, 2023

East Texas was very well represented at the Texas Music Teachers Association Conference in Waco this past June. Please enjoy the ensemble videos and photo gallery below. If you have pictures to share, please contact Shelly Davis at

ETMTA Ensemble Teams

East Texas sent three ensemble teams to this year’s conference. In order to participate in the ensemble program, each student took and passed a written music theory exam. Congratulations, students and teachers!

Elementary Ensemble

Directed by Stephanie Johnson, the elementary ensemble performed Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.”

Intermediate Ensemble

Directed by Chelsye Newland, the intermediate ensemble performed “Yesterday” by the Beatles.

High School Ensemble

Directed by Donna Calaway, the high school ensemble performed “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho” arranged by Timothy Brown. Following their performance, six students received ensemble awards.

Photos from various activities of the conference.