Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville Wind Symphony Selected to Perform at Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2010

KINGSVILLE - July 28, 2009

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4143

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Wind Symphony was recently selected as one of three college bands to perform at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Conference in San Antonio in February 2010. 

The conference is attended by thousands of music teachers from Texas and across the country. According to Ross Boothman, band division vice-president of TMEA, “Because of the inarguably high profile of the TMEA Clinic/Convention, it is a difficult task to select which university ensembles to showcase in performance. Our convention has become international in scope and is the envy of every music education association in the nation and indeed the world.”

The Wind Symphony is the top wind band at Texas A&M-Kingsville and is comprised primarily of undergraduate music majors. The ensemble performs several times each year on campus and throughout the South Texas region. Brian Shelton, director of bands and conductor of the Wind Symphony, said of the accomplishment, “I am so proud of these students. They have worked extremely hard over the past few years to achieve a high level of excellence.

“This invitation is the result of their work and commitment. It is going to be exciting for the students, the Kingsville alumni, the community and myself.”

About the music department at Texas A&M-Kingsville

The music department of Texas A&M-Kingsville offers comprehensive music degree programs. It is the largest music program in The Texas A&M University System, with more than 200 music majors pursuing degrees in music education and performance.

The band program consists of the 200-member Pride of South Texas Javelina Marching Band, three concert bands and three jazz bands. The ensembles have received significant acclaim for their performances and have participated at conferences throughout the country. The Jazz Ensemble I performed at the TMEA conference in 2009, and the Wind Symphony has performed at regional conferences of the College Band Directors National Association along with past TMEA performances.

For questions about the bands at Texas A&M-Kingsville, contact Shelton at 361-593-2160, or email him at brian.shelton@tamuk.edu.


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