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2019 student music award show

Relive the best moments from this year’s show!

award show highlights

Enjoy this quick high-light video from this award show!

Award Show Interviews

Watch the interviews from the Red Carpet. 

  1. 00:26 – Drip Squad – Barnard Elementary
  2. 01:07 – Zaylen Hill – Richard Crane High School
  3. 02:00 – Kenneth Newman – Richard Crane High School
  4. 02:36 – Kayla Taylor – Hirsch Metropolitan High School
  5. 03:17 – Miracle Steele – Hirsch Metropolitan High School
  6. 04:12 – Kameela Williams – Barnard Elementary
  7. 04:48 – Malik Taylor – Barnard Elementary
  8. 05:21 – Robert Smart – Urban Prep Englewood
  9. 06:30 – Tyjen Fields – Urban Prep Englewood
  10. 06:59 – Jayla Trehane – Uplift Community High School
  11. 07:35 – Robin Adams – Uplift Community High School
  12. 08:25 – Jayla McClintan – Uplift Community High School
  13. 09:13 – De’Angelo Brown – Morgan Park High School
  14. 10:00 – Kayla Williams – Morgan Park High School
  15. 10:36 – Kyle Colbert – Morgan Park High School
  16. 11:21 – Lucas Davis – Barnard Elementary
  17. 11:41 – Basha Russell – Morgan Park High School
  18. 12:14 – Mikai Daniels – Morgan Park High School
  19. 12:33 – Damyah Triplett – Morrill Elementary
  20. 13:26 – Isreal Brandon – Morrill Elementary
  21. 13:56 – Derrick Kelley Jr. – Morrill Elementary
  22. 14:21 – Levi and Arlieta – Hosts
  23. 16:10 – Trinity Bolden – Barnard Elementary
  24. 16:46 – Ahkeem Skinner – Morgan Park High School
  25. 17:33 – Ending Credits

2019 Award Winners

  1. Best Female Vocalist – Jayla “Marie” McClinton
  2. Best Male Vocalist – Robert Smart Jr.
  3. Best Lyricist – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  4. Radio Single Award – Khalil “KNKN” Williamson
  5. Best Alternative Wave – Ahkeem “Prince Kemo” Skinner
  6. Supporter of the Year – Ms. Rita Hillman (Metropolitan Family Services)
  7. Leadership Award – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  8. Best Collaboration – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert feat. Kayla Williams and De’Angelo Brown
  9. Most Improved – Mikai “DemiGod” Daniels
  10. Best Overall Song – Khalil “KNKN” Williamson and Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  11. Best School Anthem – Morrill Elementary School
  12. Artist of the Year – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  13. Best On Stage Performance – Barnard Elementary

special thanks

To our donors, resource coordinators and volunteers

Beyond Limits Media Group would like to thank all of our students for their amazing contributions and hard work preparing to make this show what it was. This would not have been possible without their dedication and belief in our organization.

We would also like to thank all of the parents, friends, family and community members that came out in support of our students.

We would like to thank the individuals that donated to the award show. Your contributions are the reason that our students were able to enjoy such an amazing evening in their honor.

  • Alexis Travis
  • Jason Cook
  • Manual Tabb
  • Myiti Sengstacke-Rice: Chicago Defender Charities
  • Lolita L. Mack

We would like to thank all of our resource coordinators for believing in our Recording Program and giving us the opportunity to give their students a piece of our vision.

  • Wenda Royal – South Shore Fine Arts
  • Deborah Harris – Youth Guidance: Richard Crane HS
  • Sherita Freeman – Youth Guidance: Uplift HS
  • Olandrian Glasper – Metropolitan Family Services: Urban Prep HS
  • Alberto Cuevas – Metropolitan Family Services: Morrill Elementary
  • Rita Hillman – Metropolitan Family Services: James Bowen HS
  • Katrina Richard – Morgan Park HS
  • Charletta McDonald – Barnard Elementary
  • Mario Joseph – Hirsch Metropolitan HS

We would like to thank all of our volunteers who donated their time to make this event worthwhile.

  • Devin Burge (Photographer)
  • Skylar Galberth (Photographer)
  • Tony Giorno (Photographer/Videographer)
  • Shae “Shaekoolae” Mitchell (Reporter)
  • Ralph “No Lauren” Parks Jr. (Reporter)
  • Arlieta Hall (Host)
  • Levi Dha Komedian (Host)
  • LaTesa Brooks (Ticketing)
  • Jason Cook (Ticketing/Hand)
  • Gail Cook (Green Room)
  • Malia Cook-Artis (Concessions)
  • Olivia Garner (Instructor – Hair/Makeup)
  • Adia Bigham (Instructor – Hair/Makeup)
  • Justice Yisreal (Hair/Makeup)
  • Blessing Ayodele (Hair/Makeup)
  • Evetta Boateng (Hair/Makeup)
  • Esther Ayodele (Hair/Makeup)
  • Oyinda Solademi (Hair/Makeup)
  • Gold Odedele (Hair/Makeup)
  • Divine Nnadi (Hair/Makeup)

We would like to extend a special thanks to Principal Horton of James Bowen High School for being a most gracious host!

photo gallery

other ways to help

There is much that goes into making this night one to remember and we cannot achieve this goal without the support of our entire communities and people like you. We are looking for talented artists and sponsors to help make this an amazing show. 

This year we have been fortunate to be working with over 65 students representing 10 different Chicago schools. There will be students, parents, artists and high level CPS officials attending this event to make up an expected occupancy of over 450 people.

I am interested in becoming a sponsor.

Below is a list of some of the professions that we are looking obtain to enhance the show. If you fill that our students can benefit from your talents we ask that you would make yourself available to take part in this illustrious event by providing your skills to greatly enhance the overall experience.

  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Hosts
  • Fashion Designers
  • Journalists
  • Live Sound Engineers
  • Etc.

Count Me In!

Download Volunteer Letter

Donations are welcome and the students and our team appreciate all that you are able to give. These acts of kindness contribute greatly to the overall experience of our students. 

As a donor you can donate either publicly or anonymously. All public donors will be recognized during the show event.

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2019 Student Music awards

saturday may 18, 2019

From stunning red carpet interviews to high-energy performances, relive the best moments from the 2019 Student Music Awards!

Our Stars Lining Up to Grace the Red Carpet

Beyond Limits Media Group is committed to building platforms to give voices to every person within the diverse communities of our great country. We believe that in order to create a better tomorrow we must empower all people today.

Through our partnerships with various CPS schools we have been giving the youth of Chicago the rare opportunity to experience the life of a successful music recording artist. One of the ways that we provide this experience is through our annual Student Music Award Show. Taking place on Saturday May 18, 2019 students were given the opportunity to perform their original music, interview on the red carpet and accept awards for their music. This unique Grammy-style award show served as proof of our commitment to the students of our city.

Please enjoy this recap created to help you relive some of the best moments of this illustrious evening.

  1. Best Female Vocalist – Jayla “Marie” McClinton
  2. Best Male Vocalist – Robert Smart Jr.
  3. Best Lyricist – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  4. Radio Single Award – Khalil “KNKN” Williamson
  5. Best Alternative Wave – Ahkeem “Prince Kemo” Skinner
  6. Supporter of the Year – Ms. Rita Hillman (Metropolitan Family Services)
  7. Leadership Award – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  8. Best Collaboration – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert feat. Kayla Williams and De’Angelo Brown
  9. Most Improved – Mikai “DemiGod” Daniels
  10. Best Overall Song – Khalil “KNKN” Williamson and Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  11. Best School Anthem – Morrill Elementary School
  12. Artist of the Year – Kyle “KC Flash” Colbert
  13. Best On Stage Performance – Barnard Elementary

Beyond Limits Media Group would like to thank all of our students for their amazing contributions and hard work preparing to make this show what it was. This would not have been possible without their dedication and belief in our organization.

We would also like to thank all of the parents, friends, family and community members that came out in support of our students.

We would like to thank the individuals that donated to the award show. Your contributions are the reason that our students were able to enjoy such an amazing evening in their honor.

  • Alexis Travis
  • Jason Cook
  • Manual Tabb
  • Myiti Sengstacke-Rice: Chicago Defender Charities
  • Lolita L. Mack

We would like to thank all of our resource coordinators for believing in our Recording Program and giving us the opportunity to give their students a piece of our vision.

  • Wenda Royal – South Shore Fine Arts
  • Deborah Harris – Youth Guidance: Richard Crane HS
  • Sherita Freeman – Youth Guidance: Uplift HS
  • Olandrian Glasper – Metropolitan Family Services: Urban Prep HS
  • Alberto Cuevas – Metropolitan Family Services: Morrill Elementary
  • Rita Hillman – Metropolitan Family Services: James Bowen HS
  • Katrina Richard – Morgan Park HS
  • Charletta McDonald – Barnard Elementary
  • Mario Joseph – Hirsch Metropolitan HS

We would like to thank all of our volunteers who donated their time to make this event worthwhile.

  • Devin Burge (Photographer)
  • Skylar Galberth (Photographer)
  • Tony Giorno (Photographer/Videographer)
  • Shae “Shaekoolae” Mitchell (Reporter)
  • Ralph “No Lauren” Parks Jr. (Reporter)
  • Arlieta Hall (Host)
  • Levi Dha Komedian (Host)
  • LaTesa Brooks (Ticketing)
  • Jason Cook (Ticketing/Hand)
  • Gail Cook (Green Room)
  • Malia Cook-Artis (Concessions)
  • Olivia Garner (Instructor – Hair/Makeup)
  • Adia Bigham (Instructor – Hair/Makeup)
  • Justice Yisreal (Hair/Makeup)
  • Blessing Ayodele (Hair/Makeup)
  • Evetta Boateng (Hair/Makeup)
  • Esther Ayodele (Hair/Makeup)
  • Oyinda Solademi (Hair/Makeup)
  • Gold Odedele (Hair/Makeup)
  • Divine Nnadi (Hair/Makeup)

We would like to extend a special thanks to Principal Horton of James Bowen High School for being a most gracious host!

award show gallery

photos

videos

2019 Student Music Awards: Highlight Video

2019 Student Music Awards: Interviews

  1. 00:26 – Drip Squad – Barnard Elementary
  2. 01:07 – Zaylen Hill – Richard Crane High School
  3. 02:00 – Kenneth Newman – Richard Crane High School
  4. 02:36 – Kayla Taylor – Hirsch Metropolitan High School
  5. 03:17 – Miracle Steele – Hirsch Metropolitan High School
  6. 04:12 – Kameela Williams – Barnard Elementary
  7. 04:48 – Malik Taylor – Barnard Elementary
  8. 05:21 – Robert Smart – Urban Prep Englewood
  9. 06:30 – Tyjen Fields – Urban Prep Englewood
  10. 06:59 – Jayla Trehane – Uplift Community High School
  11. 07:35 – Robin Adams – Uplift Community High School
  12. 08:25 – Jayla McClintan – Uplift Community High School
  13. 09:13 – De’Angelo Brown – Morgan Park High School
  14. 10:00 – Kayla Williams – Morgan Park High School
  15. 10:36 – Kyle Colbert – Morgan Park High School
  16. 11:21 – Lucas Davis – Barnard Elementary
  17. 11:41 – Basha Russell – Morgan Park High School
  18. 12:14 – Mikai Daniels – Morgan Park High School
  19. 12:33 – Damyah Triplett – Morrill Elementary
  20. 13:26 – Isreal Brandon – Morrill Elementary
  21. 13:56 – Derrick Kelley Jr. – Morrill Elementary
  22. 14:21 – Levi and Arlieta – Hosts
  23. 16:10 – Trinity Bolden – Barnard Elementary
  24. 16:46 – Ahkeem Skinner – Morgan Park High School
  25. 17:33 – Ending Credits

2019 Student Music Awards Promo Video

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