Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Student Awards

The following awards can be earned by the students and are awarded during the spring banquet.

Special Awards
Special awards can be earned by students who exhibit a high level of musicianship, dedication and honor. These students demonstrate a selfless pursuit of excellence having a clear positive impact on the other students.

Senior Awards

John Philip Sousa Award
Named for the great band leader/composer John Phillip Sousa, this award is presented to the senior who demonstrates the highest level of musicianship, scholarship and diligence through their participation in the band. It is awarded only when a student meets the standards established by John Phillip Sousa and is nationally recognized as the highest honor bestowed upon a band student.

Louis Armstrong Award
Named for the great jazz innovator Louis Armstrong, this award is given to the jazz student who lives up to the standards established by Louis Armstrong. The student receiving this award is one who embraces improvisation and the contribution of others to jazz music.

Regardless of Class

Outstanding Musicianship
This award is given, regardless of class, to the student who demonstrates great leadership and musical growth throughout the school year.

Band Service Awards

Service Bars
Service bars are awarded to middle school students who participated in marching band.

A band letter is awarded to all students who satisfactorily complete their 1st year of band/color guard.

A pin is awarded to all students who satisfactorily complete their 2nd year of band/color guard.

A medal is awarded to all students who satisfactorily complete their 3rd year of band/color guard.

Senior Award
Seniors receive a framed certificate in recognition of their service and leadership as a member of the band/color guard.

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