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Texas A&M-Kingsville Wind Symphony named semi-finalist in national competition

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Wind Symphony has made the list of semi-finalists in the American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts.

The organization announced the semi-finalist bands and wind ensembles for the year 2019 to 2020 on Jan 29, 2020.

The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Scott Anthony Jones, is one of seven ensembles to make the university division list. The ensemble is the premiere concert band at A&M-Kingsville and serves the region through concert tours, clinics and its High School Invitational Concert series. The Wind Symphony has been previously recognized for its outstanding performances at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention and the College Band Directors National Association Southwest Division Conference in Houston.

The American Prize was established in 2009 and has been growing in stature as a prestigious national performing arts competition.

"The TAMUK Wind Symphony members are thrilled to make the semi-final round in the Wind Band Division," Jones said. This recognition further demonstrates the outstanding musicianship of our students, the dedication of our faculty and the unwavering support of our administration. We are proud to represent Texas A&M University-Kingsville on the national stage as one of the finest wind bands in the country!"

According to the contest, the finalists, runners-up and winners will be announced on the organization’s social media accounts.

To learn more about the prestigious national competition, visit www.theamericanprize.org.

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