Groundbreaking Performance
Alderete Middle School Honor Band Achieves Gold
Posted on 05/31/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Alderete Middle School Honor Band Achieves GoldGroundbreaking performances by the Alderete Middle School Honor Band this year have resulted in several first-time achievements by the young, award-winning band.

May 26, AMS received a Gold Award at the 2017 Worldstrides Heritage Festival on their first time attending the competition in Anaheim, California. The Honor Band was rated top Junior High Band in attendance competing with bands from across the nation. In addition, percussion section leaders Analisa Alvarez and Alexa Nguyen were each awarded the Maestro Award by the judges for performing with a distinguished superior skill. AMS Honor Band Director Mr. Larry Adame cannot contain the pride he has for what his students accomplished.

“In only their first year of attending, not only did they win the Gold award, which happens to be the highest honor a group can be awarded, they also won the championship competing with bands from across the nation,” Adame said.

The Festival Gold Award is only the latest achievement for the talented musicians. In March, the Band received a Sweepstakes Award at the Varsity Level at the Region 22 UIL Concert Competition. Adame says a Sweepstakes Award has not been accomplished by any music program in the Canutillo Independent School District within the past 20 years.

“What an amazing year for our Alderete Honor Band who had just won the Sweepstakes Award, also the highest honor, in the UIL competition back in March,” Adame added.” This music program achieves Excellence."