BSO Student Melody Challenge

BISD Students Win Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Student Melody Challenge
Posted on 03/22/2023
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Students Win Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Student Melody ChallengeBrazosport ISD is pleased to announce that three of our talented students were selected as 2023 winners in the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Student Melody Challenge. Congratulations to Jack Coates, Maddox Todd and Jacon Buitron.

The Student Melody Challenge is a competition that encourages local students to compose an original piece of music that will ultimately be featured by the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. Students from across the county composed beautiful and innovative melodies that impressed the judges with creativity, technical skill, and emotional depth. The three winning melodies will be used as themes for a new orchestral composition by Lake Jackson native Ryan Lindveit.

Lindveit, a native of Lake Jackson, holds degrees from the University of Southern California (B.M.) and the Yale School of Music (M.M., M.M.A.) and he recently completed his D.M.A. in composition from the University of Michigan.  His works have been commissioned and performed by several distinguished ensembles including the Minnesota Orchestra, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, United States Navy Band, American Composers Orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, New York Youth Symphony, Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many others.

Fourth grader of Beutel Elementary School Jack Coates was selected for his melody, “Waltz of the Angels.” The two other student winners are fifth graders of Rasco Middle School. Maddox Todd earned this honor with his melody, “Clown Music,” and Jacon Buitron was selected with his melody, “Night-Time Lullaby.”

The world premiere of “Rhapsody on Challenge Winning Themes” will be performed by the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra in their upcoming concert on April 1, 2023 at the Clarion at Brazosport College. Not only will the student musicians be recognized on stage for their achievements, they will assist in conducting the piece!

BISD is thrilled to see our students pursuing their passions and excelling in their fields. We congratulate Jack, Maddox and Jacob on their impressive accomplishment and wish them continued success in their musical endeavors. Congratulations students for a job well done!

For more information about the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Student Melody Challenge, please visit their website at

BSO Melody Challenge Winners
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