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Auxiliary Performance of the Year (Program)

Description:  Awarded to the auxiliary program that exhibited excellence in a single performance.
Criteria:  The performance must be at least 3 minutes long.  The performance must have occurred within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter: School band director, dance instructor or principal.
Medium:  Video
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2016

Arranger of the Year: (Adult)
Description: Awarded to an individual who is proven to be the best arranger for the school year.
Criteria: Nominations are open for any individual who has arranged at least 5 pieces, consisting of at least 32 measures each for band on a consistent basis on any level, and each arrangement will have been performed by the band.  Arrangements must also be consistent with "research based" common music theory practices.
Eligible Submitter:  Open
Medium:  Documentation with proof of completed activities.
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2016

Arrangement of the Year (Program)
Description:  This award is reserved for the arrangement that is considered to be the best arrangement for large ensemble band of the year.
Criteria:  Nominations are open for any arrangement consisting of at least 32 measures. The piece must have been performed by a band, orchestra, or symphony orchestra (or any large instrumental performance ensemble).  Consideration will be given to the length, style, originality and number of voices written.
Eligible Submitter:  The arranger
Medium:  Video or audio of the band playing the band, AND score
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2016

Overall Band Program of the Year (Program)
Description:  Awarded to the band program that has exhibited excellence throughout the entire year both within the school and the community. 
Criteria:  Consideration will be given to community service efforts, fund raiser success, uniformity, number and nature of performances, positive message campaigns within the school.
Eligible Submitter:  Band Director
Medium:  Documentation with proof of completed activities.
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

Jazz Band Performance of the Year (Program)
Description:  Awarded to the jazz band program that exhibited excellence in a single performance.
Criteria:  The performance must be at least 3 minutes long.  The performance must have occurred within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter:  School band director or principal.
Medium:  Video
Submission Deadline:  March 26, 2017

​Marching Band Performance of the Year: (Program)
Description:  Awarded to the marching band program that exhibited excellence in a single marching band performance.
Criteria:  The performance must be at least 3 minutes long.  The performance must be a field show that was performed during the current school year. 
Eligible Submitter:  School band director or principal.
Medium:  Video
Submission Deadline:  November 27, 2016 March 26, 2017


Overall Band Program of the Year (Program)
Description:  Awarded to the band program that has exhibited excellence throughout the entire year both within the school and the community. 
Criteria:  Consideration will be given to community service efforts, fund raiser success, uniformity, number and nature of performances, positive message campaigns within the school.
Eligible Submitter:  Band Director
Medium:  Documentation with proof of completed activities.
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

Drill Concept (Adult)

Description:  Awarded to an individual responsible for the composition and documentation of the best marching band show drill.

Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.

Eligible Submitter:  School band director.

Medium:  Video

Submission Deadline: November 27, 2016

Marching Band Program of the Year (Program)
Description:  This award is reserved for the marching band program that has consistently exhibited a high level of excellence throughout the entire season.  Consideration will be given to community service efforts, fund raiser success, uniformity, and organizational effectiveness.
Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter:  Principal
Medium: Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2016

Lifetime Achievement (Adult)
Description:  Awarded to an individual who, throughout his or her lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the band community.
Criteria:  Examples.
Eligible Submitter: Open
Medium:  Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

John Phillip Sousa Band Leadership Award (Student)
Description:  This is reserved for the student who exhibits excellent in leadership.
Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter:  School band director or principal.
Medium:  Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

Student Musician of the Year (Student)
Description:  Awarded to a student who displayed excellence in the interpretation and performance of music, as well as precision with an instrument.
Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter:  School band director or principal.
Medium: Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

Community Service (Student)
Description:  Awarded to a student who displayed excellence in social and civic responsibility by participating in events that enriched the lives of others.
Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter:  School band director or principal.
Medium:  Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

 

Director of the Year (Adult)
Description:  Awarded to an individual who displayed excellence in the overall management of the band program, as well as in the enrichment of students through curriculum.
Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter: School principal.
Medium:  Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2017

Auxiliary Coordinator of the Year (Adult)
Description:  Awarded to an individual who displayed excellence in the overall management of the program, as well as in the enrichment of students through instruction.
Criteria:  Examples occurring within the current school year.
Eligible Submitter:  School band director or principal.
Medium:  Documented commendation
Submission Deadline: November 27, 2016