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January 24, 2019 

AMS Band Soloists

Twelve advanced band students at Acton Middle School received gold medal honors in the Rising Star Youth Solo Competition.  The announcement was made January 22, 2019. 

In December, the students submitted video entries that were judged by distinguished Texas music educators, who provided a rating and a critique of the performances.  

All twelve of the AMS students earned the highest recognition from the judges.  They are Abby Boyd, Gabe Christian, Clayton Christy, Joey DeBello, Kaden Hammond, Hannah Humphrey, Bailey James, Kate Mauldin, Palma Norwood, Joshua Roath, Madison Roman, and Abby Stone. 

The Rising Star Youth Solo Competition is endorsed by nationally known educators and is recognized as an excellent way for students to showcase their talents and earn awards and constructive feedback for their efforts. 

The students will have an additional opportunity to enter the Rising Star Youth Solo Competition for their spring contest season that runs through May, according to AMS band directors John Morgan and Stephanie Bosch. 

Pictured (left to right) are Madison Roman, Palma Norwood, Hannah Humphrey, Kaden Hammond, Joey DeBello, Clayton Christy, Abby Stone, Bailey James, Gabe Christian, Joshua Roath, and Abby Boyd.  Not pictured is Kate Mauldin.