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2020 Holiday Carol Writing Contest

2020 Holiday Carol Writing Contest

The FWCO has decided to attempt to carry on the tradition with our annual Holiday Carol Writing Contest for the 2020-2021 season. This event is open to all 4th-6th grade students, individuals, or collaborations, to compose a Holiday song. The winners and often some runners up have had their songs arranged for voice and full orchestra and performed on our annual Teddy Bear Concert in December.

Obviously our season and the Teddy Bear Concert are in jeopardy at this time, but we still want to offer this event for our community. We will find a way to arrange the winning song and get it performed either live or streaming online – arranged accordingly – no matter how the season unfolds.

We are trying a new approach this year in spreading the word about this opportunity. We ask anyone reading this to forward it to anyone they know who teaches or administers the teaching of music to 4th – 6th grade students in the Greater Fort Worth area (sorry, not Dallas). It can be public schools, private schools, homeschooled kids, or private teachers. The rules, deadlines, and entry forms are in the packet below.

Annual Carol Competition.2020

Thank you in advance for your efforts in getting the word out. We are getting a late start on this and we know the teachers are facing their own challenges.


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2019 FWCO Holiday Carol Writing Competition Winner

2019 FWCO Holiday Carol Writing Competition Winner

Over the years, the presentation of these student composed holiday themed songs has become the highlight of our annual Teddy Bear Concerts. Each year we are amazed at the creativity and skill shown by our student composers and wish we could present each to our audience. We also appreciate the effort made by the teachers to do that ‘little extra’ to present this opportunity to their students and guide them through the composition process. We know how busy you already are, so again, thank you.

We are proud to announce the winner for the 2019 Holiday Carol Writing Competition.

For 2019, we are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Holiday Carol Writing Competition is a group of 5th grade students from June Davis Elementary in the Crowley ISD – Sonia Lopez, Alexis Njeri, Jordon Woods, and Joaquin Costa and their song, “Together at Christmas.” We thank their teacher, Beverly Heather, and principal, Kevin Hunt, for their part in their students’ success.

Congratulations to these students as well as Ms. Heather, Mr. Hunt, and June W. Davis Elementary School for this accomplishment. This song will be arranged for full orchestra and voice to be presented on our Annual Teddy Bear Concert on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, at 7:30 PM, in Truett Auditorium on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Campus. This concert is free of charge and we invite all the participants to attend and be acknowledged during this concert.

Thank you again to all the entrants. It was a difficult decision to choose among the many outstanding submissions.

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