Chris Meredith, Lewisville, and Alicia DeSoto (’09), Lantana :: are in their 10th year working together as band directors at Shadow Ridge Middle School in Flower Mound. The band won the 2017 John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Cup; was recognized as a national winner in the Foundation for Music Education’s National Wind Band Honors Project, 2010-2018; and was a top-five finalist in the Texas CC Honor Band Contests in 2014 and 2016. Meredith and DeSoto also have directed the Honor Winds ensemble since 2012, and the ensemble performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in December 2018. Meredith and DeSoto also are co-authors, along with Asa Burk (’99 M.M.), Kathy Johnson (’81, ’91 M.M.) and Dominic Talanca (’03, ’15 M.M.), of a series of beginner band books called Musical Mastery.