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December 11, 2017


All-Region Middle School Band


Sixteen students from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School performed with All-Region Bands on December 2, 2017, at Weatherford High School.


AMS eighth graders Jourdan Herzog and Alek Mankowski earned first-chair honors in the top ensemble for trumpet and euphonium respectively.


The group was among several hundred junior high and middle school students competing in TMEA Region 30. Auditions were held in early November.


Students qualifying for the region band were:

  • Honors Band:  Jordan Herzog, trumpet (first chair); Alek Mankowski, euphonium (first chair); Luke Mankowski, tuba; Austin Morgan, trumpet; Maddie Purvis, flute; Lily Welch, oboe
  • Wind Symphony:  Clayton Christy, bass clarinet; Clara Holson, flute; Caitlyn Jacobs, tenor saxophone; Jorge Jaramillo, bassoon; Brendan Kessinger, tuba; Katelyn Sukampo, flute
  • Symphonic Winds:  Sydney Dennis, third chair; Bekah Purser, bassoon; Sawyer Schenewark, clarinet; Sarah Wilson, clarinet

Directing the students are John Morgan and Stephanie Bosch at AMS and Michele Kahne at GMS.