The 2017 Band Awards Concert will be held on Tuesday, May 9, beginning


at 7:00 p.m. in the Charleston Middle School Auditorium. Please mark your calendar and help us celebrate the musical talent of our middle school and high school bands.


In addition to great concert, students will also be recognized for their individual achievements including superior and excellent ratings at Solo & Ensemble, All-Region and All-State Honors. Awards for Outstanding Woodwind, Brass, and Percussionist will also be presented.


One student in the middle school band will be selected as the recipient of the Director’s Award, sponsored by The Instrumentalist Magazine, which honors outstanding members in middle school bands around the country.


One student in the high school band will be selected as the recipient of the John Philip Sousa Band Award, which is the pinnacle of achievement in a high school band. It was introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in the high school band and recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication.