TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) has named Tom Dinardis’ Westbrook Chamber Orchestra the State Honor Orchestra for 2015-2016 for the Texas Middle School String Orchestra! This is the second time his orchestra has won this honor. Congratulations to Tom, his colleagues and his students for this top Texas honor!
Congratulations to our Advisory Board Chair, Deborah Kidwell
The Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) has named Mrs. Kidwell their Orchestra Director of the Year for 2015! The award will be presented to her at their state convention in San Antonio during the TODA business meeting on July 25, at 5:30pm at the Gonzalez Convention Center, room 007. Deborah’s distinguished husband, James Kidwell, was also honored with this same award in 2008.
The Bay Area Youth Symphony enjoyed a wonderful experience performing on the stage at Jones Hall in Houston on February 21, 2015. Click below to view the concert video:
The Lunar Rendezvous Festival Board of Directors met on October 15, 2014 and approved the Distribution of Funds raised from the 2014 Festival which generated $180,000 in profit. Bay Area Youth Symphony was selected to receive $2,000 of this donation money! Thanks to the efforts of the BAYS Treasurer, Bobby Marshall, CPA, his request was evaluated and received special consideration based on the mission of our organization.
Bay Area Youth Symphony sincerely thanks the representatives of the Lunar Rendezvous Festival for their kind support and generosity. For more information about the goals and dedication of Lunar Rendezvous Festival to the Clear Lake/Bay Area community click here.