State Champs. West Texas A&Ms speech team took the state title for the third year in a row at the Texas State Tournament, bringing home top team and debate honors as well as several individual sweepstakes. Its been an amazing year for the team, beating out many Division I schools for the top honors. The group is busy preparing for national competition later this spring.
National Stage. West Texas A&M University student Kyle Davis is one of five students selected from across the country to conduct at the National Conference of the College Orchestra Conductors Association at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Davis, a senior music major from Midland, and four other students were chosen to conduct the Brigham Young Chamber Orchestra and the Brigham Young Symphony in a variety of music at the national conference.
Record Appearance. The WTAMU Symphonic Band has every right to blow its horn, especially after its performance at the 2008 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) annual convention. The bands appearance marks the 12th time the band has been selected from a blind audition to perform at the TMEA event. It also puts the band in a league of its own as the only University band in the state of Texas to make a record number of TMEA appearances.
Another Winner. WTAMU continued its winning streak by taking the regional crown for the 10th consecutive year at the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) Region 4 Convention. The group brought home more than 40 regional awards along with the right to advance to national NBS competition this spring.