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 The 44th Annual FunFest at Sandy Lake Amusement Park was a “rootin tootin”Texas size success.Let’s give a

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 FunFest2014Graphicto the cowgirls and cowboys who grabbed their cowboy hats and put on their FunFest Graphic 2boots to participate at Funfest!!

Now, You’re going to be on the ride of your life when you hear this!  We broke every attendance record the contest has ever had!  More than 1,600 groups signed up, and over 65,000 poured into the Park to perform at FunFest 2014!

It is a proven fact that musical skills enhance academic skills and stimulate creativity in the learning process of students. The Sandy Lake Park families are proud of the fact that for years you have allowed your students to take part in the educational and recreational activities at the largest spring music festival in the country.

 Congratulations to Our Stressbuster Grand Prize Winners!!!!!!
And the Lucky Directors Are……

Grand Prize - $100 Gas Gift Card
Joanie Russell, Orchestra Director
Hudson PEP Elementary School
Longview, TX

Grand Prize – $100 Gas Gift Card
Chris Davis, Band Director
Aubrey Middle School
Aubrey, TX

Grand Prize - $150 Cavender’s Gift Card
Silke Holdys, Orchestra Director
Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy
Colleyville, TX

Grand Prize - $150 Cavender’s Gift Card
Stefan Anderson, Choir Director
Tom Bean Elementary School
Tom Bean, TX

Grand Prize - 2 Texas Rangers Baseball Tickets
Vonda Bowling, Choir Director
Greenhill School
Addison, TX

Grand Prize - 2 Floor Seats to George Strait
Carrie Norwood, Band Director
Kemp Junior High School
Kemp, TX

FunFest 2015

Music Directors from a five state area have shown their students the value of the critiques of the best adjudicators in musical education. We are pleased to present the following Judges for FunFest 2015!!!

BAND

March 26, 27 & 28:
David Ritter, Retired Professor of Music, West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX.
Dr. Doug Laramore, Retired Professor of Music, East Central University, Ada, OK.
Lt. Col. Jay O. Brewer, Associate Director of Texas Aggie Band, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.

April 1 & 2: .
Dr. Wesley Branstine, Retired Director of Bands, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR. .
Capt. Travis Almany, Associate Director of Bands at Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. .
Dr. William D. Clark, Retired Professor of Music and Conducting, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

April 8, 9, & 10: .
John Edmondson, Composer and Arranger of Band & Educational Music, Sunrise, FL. .
Charles Trayler, Retired Director of Bands, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX. .
Dr, Johnnie Vinson, Retired Director of Bands, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

April 16, 17 & 18:
Bob Foster, Professor of Music, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. .
Dr. Gary Barrow, Professor of Music and Conductor of the University Brass Choir, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR..
Dr. Royce Lumpkin, Chairman & Professor of Music Department, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC.

April 23:
Joe Gunn, Retired Director of Bands, Harwood Junior High School (Bedford), Arlington, TX.
Ray Litchenwalter, Retired Director of Bands and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.
Dr. Rob Bailey, Associate Professor of Music (Trumpet), Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.

April 24 & 25:
Dr. Ken Van Winkle, Associate Dean College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. 2003 Music Educator of the Year, and a member of the College Band Directors National Association.
Joe Gunn, Retired Director of Bands, Harwood Junior High School (Bedford), Arlington, TX.
Ray Litchenwalter, Retired Director of Bands and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
Dr. Rob Bailey, Associate Professor of Music (Trumpet), Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.

April 27, 28 & 29:
Dr. Ken Van Winkle, Associate Dean College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. 2003 Music Educator of the Year, and a member of the College Band Directors National Association.
Ray Litchenwalter, Retired Director of Bands and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
Joe Gunn, Retired Director of Bands, Harwood Junior High School (Bedford), Arlington, TX.
Lt. Col. Jay O. Brewer, Associate Director of Texas Aggie Band, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.

CHOIR

April 30 & May 1:
Cecile Johnson, Director of Award Winning Woodrow Wilson Elementary Choir, Denton, TX.
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University,Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

May 2:
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

May 4:
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Ruth Millner, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Greiner Middle School, Dallas, TX.
Tom Jennings, Retired Director of Choral Music, North Central Texas College, Corinth, TX.

May 5 & 6:
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Tom Jennings, Retired Director of Choral Music, North Central Texas College, Corinth, TX.

May 7, 8 & 9:
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Eric Posada, Assistant Director od Chorale Activities, Texas A&M University, College Station TX.

May 11 & 12 :
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Carroll Barnes, Retired Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Garland, TX.

May 13:
Ruth Millner, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Greiner Middle School, Dallas, TX.
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

May 14, 15, & 16:
Woody Schober, Retired Choral Director, Irving Public Schools, Irving, TX.
Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.
Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Cecile Johnson, Director of Award Winning Woodrow Wilson Elementary Choir, Denton, TX.

ORCHESTRA

May 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9th:
Karrell Johnson, Retired from North Texas University, Denton, TX.
Linda Keefer, Retired Director of Orchestra, Arlington High School, Arlington, TX.
Nick Nixon, Retired from Fort Worth ISD, TX.

 

 

 

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