Information about the various awards is listed below.

Mary Persons High School Band Awards

John PhSousa-awardsilips Sousa Band Award 

The John Philip Sousa Band Award is presented to the outstanding graduating senior band member. The recipient must demonstrate the highest levels of dedication, loyalty, character, and discipline to the band program while achieving the highest musical standards required of instrumental music.

 

 

 

 


 

Louis Armstrong AwardLouis Armstrong Jazz Award

The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award is presented to the outstanding graduating senior jazz band member. The recipient must demonstrate the highest levels of dedication, loyalty, character, and discipline to the jazz band program while achieving the highest musical standards required of jazz music.

 

 

 


 

 

gilmore_award_lgPatrick S. Gilmore Band Award 

The Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award is presented to an outstanding graduating senior band member demonstrating the greatest improvement in band. The recipient must demonstrate dedication, loyalty, character, and discipline to the band program while achieving the highest musical standards required of instrumental music.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

trim_nafme_logo_color_loresTri-M Music Honor Society Award

Established in 2014 at Mary Persons High School, the Tri-M Music Honor Society Award is presented to a graduating senior band member demonstrating academic excellence, musical excellence, leadership, and involvement in the school and music program. Tri-M is the international honor society recognizing secondary music students for their musical ability, academic excellence, and school involvement. You will also be awarded honor chords for your graduation attire.


 

Directors AwardThe Director’s Award

The Director’s Award is presented to a band member demonstrating dedication, loyalty, discipline, and leadership in the band program. The recipient of the Director’s Award is selected by the band director.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

United States Marine Corp “Semper Fidelis” Award

High school musicians embody many virtues that Marines admire. By and large, a high school musician is someone who gives 110 percent throughout the year. Not only does the young musician have to maintain a high degree of proficiency with an instrument through practice and rehearsal, but he or she has to maintain passing grades and devote time to the extracurricular needs of the band or chorus. In doing so, the high school musician displays traits that Marines consider essential to being a good leader…endurance, knowledge, unselfishness, dependability, enthusiasm and loyalty. To promote recognition of the achievements and sacrifices that those musicians make, the Marine Corps provides the “Semper Fidelis Music Award,” a tradition that dates back to the days of John Philip Sousa and his role in making the Marine Corps Band the premiere musical unit it is today — The President’s Own.


 

Commencement – Academic Departmental Award:

This award is presented to the music student achieving the highest GPA in all ELCO High School Music Department courses and high school performing ensembles. The recipient is selected by the ELCO High School Music Department faculty and is only notified of the honor when they are called forward to accept the award at the commencement ceremonies.


 

Outstanding Woodwind Award

This  award is presented to a woodwind player demonstrating the highest musical standards in woodwind performance.


 

Outstanding Brass Award

This award is presented to a brass player demonstrating the highest musical standards in brass performance.


 

Outstanding Percussionist Award

This  award is presented to a percussionist demonstrating the highest musical standards in percussion performance.


 

Outstanding Auxiliary Award.

This award is presented the the auxiliary member demonstrating the highest level of excellence in flag and dance.

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