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AISD’s Clint Small Middle School 2013 Spring Wind Ensemble Recognized Nationally

Mark of Excellence Award by Foundation for Music Education

AUSTIN, Texas—Austin ISD is proud to announce Clint Small Middle School’s wind ensemble was a recipient of the National Wind Band Honors Mark of Excellence award presented by the Foundation for Music Education.

Solo awards were won by former 8th graders Kayla Tinnon, Ethan Brown and Manny Nuñez-Ferrer.

“We are extremely excited about Small Middle School winning this national award. The teachers are outstanding educators and fine musicians and we want to thank them for their dedication to their students and school,” Greg Goodman, AISD fine arts director, said.

The Clint Small Middle School’s wind ensemble is spearheaded by Tonia Mathews, head band director, and Suzanne Glaser and Paul Scheffel, associate directors.

The Foundation for Music Education is a national organization dedicated to support the advancement of music education through scholarships and other projects. The Mark of Excellence recorded music competition offers bands, choirs and orchestras across the nation an opportunity to earn recognition for their musical success.

To watch the performance, please visit, listed under UIL 2013 Wind Ensemble.