Kurt Wokoek, a junior at Vandegrift, got his first big break in December. He’s been writing EDM, electronic dance music, for several years but during Christmas break, Wokoek received the email he’d been anxiously waiting for, AWAL was going to represent him.
AWAL is a British distribution company and record label with its headquarters in London. They handle distribution, data analytics, artist marketing, playlist and radio, and funding of the artists they represent.
AWAL handles some big names like Don Diablo, deadmau5, R3HAB, and Madison Beer, to name a few.
The Vandegrift band and Vision Dance Co. took home the bronze medal at 2018 UIL 6A State Marching Contest on Nov. 6.
This is the fifth consecutive state trip for the band, and their third state medal in the program’s ten-year history.
“This year’s State Finals Contest featured an amazingly competitive and impressive collection of bands… to come out of it as one of the top three 6A Marching Bands in the State of Texas is so exciting,” said Mike Howard, VHS director of bands.