Two MCA Seventh Graders Receive Honors at the TPSMEA

Dahl and Penney performed at the TPSMEA competition.


Dahl performs at the TPSMEA Honor band competition

Ken Snow , guest writer

MCA Seventh grader Abigail Dahl made the TPSMEA Honor Band playing the French Horn and performed on February 25th, 2017 at Greenhill School Performing Arts Center in Addison.

TPSMEA (Texas Private School Music Educators Association) Students had to submit a recorded audition and were selected out of numerous schools throughout Texas. Dahl  plays under the direction of Mr. Ken Snow.  She rehearsed for approximately 10 hours with other students from the North Texas region on a Friday night and Saturday morning to present a concert on Saturday afternoon February 25th. Dahl is the first MS student to make this band.

On Saturday March 4th, Seventh grader Will Penney attended the TPSMEA Solo & Ensemble contest where he received 1st Divisions which is a superior rating on both his Snare drum solo and Marimba Solo.  He brought home two medals which will be worn on his marching band uniform. This was Penney’s first time to compete in this competition.
Congratulations to both Abigail and Will for their musical accomplishments this year!
Abby Dahl
Seventh grader Abigail Dahl and band director Ken Snow pose for a picture at the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Band performance
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Seventh grader Will Penney stands in front of the Peacocks that roam freely at the Greenhill School where the competition was held.