Angelina College Students Selected for All-State Choir


Five Angelina College students have been selected for the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir, according to Beckie Compton, instructor of music at AC.

Shelby Perkinson, Soprano 1 (Wiley East HS), Matthew Oliver, Tenor 1, Omar Al-Mahmeed, Tenor 2 (Livingston HS) Joshua Robinson, Bass 1 (Hudson HS) and Jad O’Connor, Bass 2 (Huntington HS) will from Feb. 10-14 be in San Antonio rehearsing and performing with TTYCASC’s 140-voice choir in conjunction with the annual Texas Music Educator’s Association convention.

Each is a member of the Angelina College chorale under Compton’s direction.

The TMEA All-State Concerts take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The TTYCASC performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the CC Hemisfair Ballroom.


Photo caption:

Angelina College Chorale members selected for the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir rehearse with director Beckie Compton (left) prior to leaving for San Antonio as participants in the annual Texas Music Educator’s Association convention performance. Pictured with Compton are (L-R) Omar Al-Mahmeed, Matthew Oliver, Shelby Perkinson, Jad O’Connor and Joshua Robinson. (Contributed photo)

Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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