The Color of Music is an educational project presented by the Jackson Symphony League. The contest is open to West Tennessee public, private, parochial, and home school students in grades K-8. The musicl selections this year are in conjunction with the March 12th Jackson Symphony concert The Piano Men:The Music of Elton and Billy. The musical selections chosen for the participants to listen to were Your Song by Elton John and Rock Meets Rachmonioff by the Piano Guys. The children were asked to interpret the music through their artistic expression. We had over 5600 entries of which 300 were sent in for final judging. Of those there was one overall winner chosen from all of the entries grades K-8th. Then there was an overall winner chosen from each perspective age group, K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. There were an additonal 5 Blue Ribbons from each division with 31 Honorable Mention winners chosen. This year we had 21 schools participate from Weakley, Madison, Crockett and Hardemen counties.

2016 Color of Music Grand Prize Winners
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Bravo Award (Overall Winner)
Jungle World
Olivia Jones
Malesus Elem 4th grade

Prelude Award (K-2)
It Sounds Beautiful
Lexi Murphy
South Elem 2nd

Capriccio Award (3-5)
Music Through Colored Glasses
Jessica Yin
Pope 5th

Fantasia Award (6-8)
Marry Melody
Morgan McDonald
Rose Hill 7th
Blue Ribbon Winners

Fun Music
Shiloh Thomason
Maury City Elem.

How the Music Sounds
Autumn Jones
South Elem.

Sad Princess
Kate Davis
Alamo City School

The Dragon
Betzy Gonzalez
Bells Elementary

A Perfect Day
Kyler Markowski
Dresden Elementary
1st Grade

The Wedding
Leah Moore
Alamo City School

Happy Together
Deanna Bond
Bells Elementary

Horse in the Mountains
Ruthie Freeman

Guitar Music
Jamarrion Grimes
South Elementary

A Lazy Day
Isaac Holmes
2nd Grade

Rainbow Explosion
Will Childs
Dresden Elementary

Piano Music
Tim Maholmes
Pope Elem.

Patterns and Colors of Sound
Katherine West
Alamo City Schools

War Between Worlds
Isaac Brady
Faith Tutorial

Instrument Art
Colton Vance
Pope Elem
3rd Grade

Rocky Mountains
Izzy Yearwood

Piano and Guitar
Mason Dunn
Pope Elem.

Flaming Forest
Clara Revelle

Impression of Music
Caden Chan
Pope Elem.

The Audience at My Concert
Carol Anne Horner
Bells Elem
4th Grade

Peaceful Music
Florence Pela
Pope Elem.

Color Waves
Gillian Graves
Pope Elem.

The Way It Sounds
Clarity Pawlowski
South Elem.

Blaine Price
Pope Elem.

Sad Girl, Bad Day
Harlei McClintock
Malesus Elem.
5th Grade

Light and Dark and Cool All Over
Chloe Smith

Astral refrain
Zeke Ivy
Martin Elem

Stormy Song
Bella Putt
Faith Tutorial

Mattie King
Pope Elem.

The Piano
Dominick Peterson
Denmark Elem.
6th Grade

Our Tree
Bella Archie
Alamo City School

A Radiant Dawn
Emma Eddlman

Brighter Than the Moon
Carly Ingram

Music Ablaze
Daniel Collier
Faith Tutorial

Feel the Music
Olivia Butler
Alamo City Schools
7th Grade

LeKehven Yarbrough
Love Song
Rose Hill Middle

A Night in Paris
Julie Wagner

Seasons of the Sun
Ashtyn Drake
Home Life Acadamy

Future Dreams
Brooke Mullins
Rose Hill Middle

Forest Wonderland
Meg Borgognoni
8th Grade

Above the Clouds
Bonnie Posey

Paint the Sky with Dreams
Abbey Orwig

Piano Fusion
Markus Cosey
North Parkway Middle

Internal Conflict
Elisa Kapunan

Stages of Love
Kendarious Dupree
Rose Hill Middle
Honorable Mention

Beat of My Heart
T.J. Woods
Rose Hill Middle 8th

A Rocky Storm
Madison Galyean
Rose Hill Middle 8th

Candles Flame
Katee Lam
Augustine 8th

The Wedding Song
Mary Humphrey
USJ 8th

Bethany Milton
Augustine 7th

Dancing Notes
Elle Jerge
USJ 6th

Key to Love
Kaden Senten
Rose Hill Middle 6th

Love Song
Jacelyn Macklin
Rose Hill Middle 6th

Hot Air Baloon
Sadie Yearwood
Augustine 5th

At the Piano
Julianna Schultz
Pope 5th

Butterfly Mania
Shelby Robertson
Malesus 5th

The Clash
Marie Tankersly
Faith Tutorial 5th

Keep Dancing to the Music
Alyssa Chua
Martin Elem. 5th

Maddyx Clagg
Bells Elem. 4th

Mia Freeman
Alamo City Schools 4th

Sha'Kiya Jones
Malesus 4th

Peaceful Evening
Caroline Hayes
StMarys 4th

Play For Us
Morgan Mosier
Alamo City School 4th

The Hunt
Johanna Odermatt
StMarys 4th

The First Day of Summer
Naomi Truwe
Augustine 3rd

The Skyline
Bryson Vance
Maury City Elem 3rd

Akeelah Ewing
Pope 3rd

Swimming and Flying
Sarah Moore
Alamo City School 2nd

Wild Guitar
Joseph Gammichia
South Elem 1st

Swirly Music
Katylnn Musser
Pope 1st

Music Men
Graysen Rasnic
Augustine 1st

Music in the Air
Alyvia Fultz
Pope 1st

Listening to Music
Tavaris Massey
Pope K

Drake Young
Maury City Elem. K

Sounds Beautiful
Haddy Manneh
Pope K

The Storm
Eli Preston
Augustine K
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