Rising Star Music Competition AT THE FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC Think "American Idol" for all instruments, and you will get close to the excitement level felt at this year's RISING STAR MUSIC COMPETITION at the FRISCO SCHOOL OF MUSIC. The Competition was held on Saturday April 16, 2011 at the Frisco School of Music's Performance Hall. Music students ages 9-18 competed in two age categories, performing on their instrument of choice: piano, guitar, bass, voice and drums. Plus, the new "multi-talent" category boasted singers who accompanied themselves on piano, guitar and mandolin. The purpose of the Competition is to recognize talented young musicians. Contestants are judged on their overall stage performance, musical excellence and "WOW FACTOR" - so turn on the charm on stage!!! The competition had an outstanding pair of judges. Barbara Blanchette from the Campbell Agency was the Talent Judge and Luis Martinez from Booker T Washington was the Technical Music Judge. Quinlin Sandefer Josie Johnston
AWARDS: FIRST, SECOND and THIRD PLACE awards were given in each age category for each of the six instrument divisions at the discretion of the judges: BEST OF SHOW WINNERS: One BEST OF SHOW winner was selected at the Rising Star Honors Show from the first place winners for each age category. Best of Show (Junior Division): Quinlin Sandefer Best of Show (Senior Division): Josie Johnston
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Barbara Blanchette: Talent Judge Barbara started in the film business in 1981 as a casting assistant and extras coordinator for “Dallas” and “Places in the Heart”. Her casting and coordinating resume includes “Necessary Roughness”, “Dangerous Curves”, “Dr T and the Women”, “Walker Texas Ranger”. Or as we like to call them — basically every film or tv project shot here in the last 25 years. If someone appeared on a show in our area, Barbara most likely had something to do with it. Due to her work on “Walker”, she dealt with many children through the show’s affiliations with Kick Drugs out of America, the Special Olympics and the Texas Youth Commission. She also cast commercials as well, giving her a great perspective on how to get our littlest clients ready for the cameras. In addition to her professional life, Barbara has raised two daughters and is still raising one husband. http://www.thecampbellagency.com Luis Martinez: Technical Music Judge Luis Martinez has been an instructor at Booker T. Washington for over 28 years, and this year, he was named interim music cluster coordinator. He certainly takes his new job seriously, staying busy from early morning to late at night! Mr. Martinez was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1955 and started playing the trumpet when he was ten. His first professional gig was at the age of 14, in a Tijuana brass cover band, named, “Bordertown Brass.” He knew then that being around music was what he wanted to do with his life. Luis is certified to teach all instruments, K-12, and holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from North Texas State University (UNT).  In one small way, Luis hopes he has helped hone the skills of his talented students, always sad to see them move on, but ready for the next freshman class! http://www.dallasisd.org/btw/
Nivedina Sarma Faith Christian
Anisha Lobo Riley Chapman
Evan Ravitz Daniel Pennington
Julia Taylor Christian Rivera
Quinlin Sandefer Branson Plunk
Camryn Toney Josie Johnston
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