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KHS America Academic Alliance

            Announces Melody Competition Winner

              Congratulations to Quinton Porter, junior at Timber Creek High School in
            Fort Worth, TX, for being selected as the winner of the 2017 TBA Student Melody
            Competition. Mr. Porter began studying piano at the age of 10, and started playing
            oboe in the 6th grade. As his interest in music grew, Quinton also learned to play
            the guitar, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trombone. He currently doubles on oboe
            and English horn in his high school band, participates in the youth group at his
            church, and is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America.
              “Devil’s Perspective” composed by  Grammy-nominated composer Rick
            DeJonge will be premiered by the United States Air Force Band of the West
            on  Thursday,  July  20  at  7:30  p.m. in the  Lila Cockrell  Theatre  during  the
            TBA Convention/Clinic. This piece is based on the 16 bar melody submitted
            by Quinton Porter as part of the competition.  Courtesy of the KHS America
            Academic Alliance, Quinton, a parent and his band director will be flown to San
                                                                                            Quinton Porter
            Antonio and given accommodations at the Marriott Riverwalk to attend this premiere.
              The 2017 Student Melody Competition received 89 entries submitted by 6th-12th grade students from across the
            state of Texas. A panel comprised of KHS America Academic Alliance musicians, educators, composers and industry
            professionals initially narrowed the field to four finalists before selecting the winning melody. The three runner-up
            melodies were featured on the Jupiter website and Jupiter Facebook page in May.

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