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Patriotism abounded with ‘America Our Home’ Theme at the 46th Annual FunFest at Sandy Lak Amusement Park! americanflag



FunFest 2016 entertained over 65,000 students in band, choir, and orchestra. Our Patriotic theme was well received, giving students and directors a time to think about how fortunate we are to live in America.


We take pride in giving students the opportunity to participate in a festival designed as a learning experience along with the fun of an amusement park and outdoor activities.

 

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

Brandley Lindsey, Band Director

Daingerfield Junior High

Daingerfield, TX

 

Grand Prize – $100 Gas Gift Card

Jennifer Guffey, Orchestra Director

Schimelpdenig Middle School

Plano, TX

 

Grand Prize - $100 Gas Gift Card

Shanandolan Ward, Choir Director

KIPP Destiny Elementary School

Dallas, TX

 

Grand Prize – iPod and $50 iTunes Gift Card

Nora Woolpert, Choir Director

Dartmouth Elementary School

Richardson, TX

 

Grand Prize - $300 Southwest Airlines Certificate

Richard Diaz, Band Director

North Hills Middle School

Irving, TX

 

Grand Prize - $300 Southwest Airlines Certificate

Christine Towndrow, Orchestra Director

Bush Middle School

Valley Ranch, OK


FunFest 2017

THE JUDGES

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 2017!!!

Bands

April 6 & 7:

Dr. Wesley Branstine, Retired Director of Bands, Henderson State University 

Arkadelphia, AR.

David Ritter, Retired Professor of Music, West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX.

Joe Gunn, Retired Director of Bands, Harwood Junior High School (Bedford), Arlington, TX.




April 11, 12, & 13:

Lt. Col. Jay O. Brewer, Associate Director of Texas Aggie Band, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, 

Dr. Rob Bailey, Retired Associate Professor of Music (Trumpet), Northeastern State University, Tahlequah,  OK.

Dr. Doug Laramore, Retired Professor of Music, East Central University, Ada, OK.




April 19, 20, 21, & 22:

Dr. Royce Lumpkin, Chairman & Professor of Music Department, University of North Carolina, Charlotte,NC.

Dr. Gary Barrow, Retired Professor of Music and Conductor of the University Brass Choir, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR.

Dr. Doug Laramore, Retired Professor of Music, East Central University, Ada, OK.


April 20, 21, & 22:

Charles Trayler, Retired Director of Bands, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.




April 26 & 29:

Lt. Col. Jay O. Brewer, Associate Director of Texas Aggie Band, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.


April 26, 27, 28, & 29:

Dr. Ken Van Winkle, President of New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, NM. 2003 Music Educator of the Year, and a member of the College Band Directors National Association.

Ray Lichtenwalter, Retired Director of Bands and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

Joe Gunn, Retired Director of Bands, Harwood Junior High School (Bedford), Arlington, TX.


April 27 & 28:

Dr. Doug Laramore, Retired Professor of Music, East Central University, Ada, OK.



May 1, 2, & 3:

Dr. Ken Van Winkle, President of New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, NM. 2003 Music Educator of the Year, and a member of the College Band Directors National Association.

Lt. Col. Jay O. Brewer, Associate Director of Texas Aggie Band, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.

Ray Lichtenwalter, Retired Director of Bands and Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.

Joe Gunn, Retired Director of Bands, Harwood Junior High School (Bedford), Arlington, TX.


Choir

May 4 & 5:

Ruth Millner, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Greiner Middle School, Dallas, TX.



May 4, 5, & 6:

Cecile Johnson, Director of Award Winning Woodrow Wilson Elementary Choir, Denton, TX.

Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.





May 11, 12, & 13: 

Dr. Eric Posada, Director of Music, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Artistic Director Brazos Valley Chorale, College Station, TX.

Tom Jennings, Retired Director of Choral Music, North Central Texas College, Corinth, TX.

Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.





May 15 & 16

Ruth Millner, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Greiner Middle School, Dallas, TX.



May 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19:

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 17, 18, & 19:

Tom Jennings, Retired Director of Choral Music, North Central Texas College, Corinth, TX.





May 22, 23, & 24:

Cecile Johnson, Director of Award Winning Woodrow Wilson Elementary Choir, Denton, TX.

Dr. Eric Posada, Director of Music, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Artistic Director Brazos Valley Chorale, College Station, TX.

Dr. Joey Martin, Professor of Choral and Music Education, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

Charles (Skip) Klingman, Retired Director of Choral Activities, Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.

Orchestra

May 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19:


Bill Huff, Retired Director of Fine Arts, at Arlington ISD, TX.




Charlotte Moellering, Retired Director of Orchestra, Blalack Middle School, Carrollton, TX.




Nick Nixon, Retired Director of Orchestras and Band, Fort Worth ISD, TX.




The Orchestra portion of FunFest will, again, be coordinated and announced by Mr. Royce Coatney.  He is Retired Director of Orchestra, Lamar High School, Arlington, TX.  Following the untimely death of the beloved Mr. Weldon Minnick, who coordinated the orchestra stage since they began performing at FunFest, Royce became his successor and has never missed a beat since 1987.  2017 will be his 29th year to call the shots during Orchestra week at FunFest.








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