AMS BAND TAKES FOURTH IN AREA HONOR BAND COMPETITION
June 26, 2015
The Acton Middle School honors band placed fourth
in the Texas Music Educator Association’s 2015 area honor band competition.
TMEA judges ranked the AMS band fourth while
listening to Class CC recordings on June 25 at Keller Central High School. The top two bands in each class advance to
the state level.
AMS won first place in the regional level contest
announced on June 6.
The ensemble’s recording of its spring contest
performance included “Big Four March” by Karl King and arranged by James
Swearingen, “Our Kingsland Spring” by Samuel Hazo, and “Spoon River” by Percy
Advancing in the honor band competition follows the
ensemble receiving sweepstakes honor at concert and sightreading contest in
April. The school’s symphonic band also
received sweepstakes recognition during the UIL event at Burleson Centennial
The honor band also received a superior rating at
the Beach Within Reach Band Festival on April 30 at Richland High School. The
band received top marks from all judges at the invitational competition.
students are led by directors John Morgan and Stephanie Bosch. Morgan thanked Granbury High School directors
Mark Eastin and Tahlequah Kirk as well as two clinicians – Jonathan Hooper,
retired director of bands at Tarleton State University, and Joey Qualls, band
director at Aledo Middle School.
above is the honors band with their sweepstakes trophy in April.