Weatherford Democrat

August 12, 2013

Sponsors needed for Aledo Middle School musicians

Weatherford Democrat

— Aledo Middle School’s Honor Winds musicians and their parents are seeking sponsors as the students prepare to travel to Chicago in December to perform as one of four middle-school bands worldwide invited to the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

The prestigious annual conference features 16,000 attendees, 40 concerts and 80 clinics. In addition, this year’s clinic will feature bands from Columbia, Finland, Japan and the United States Navy Band.

The four-day trip includes the band’s performance at McCormick Place Convention Center and a performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas concert. Students will experience sights and sounds from other national and international bands as well.

There are sponsorship opportunities with ranges at all levels. For more information, contact AMS Band Director Ryan Johnstone at