Congratulations to our musicians who performed in the 2018 Spring Concert and mazal tov to the recipients of our 2018 Band Awards Joi Alon (Grade 10), Alexandra Fincheltub (Grade 12), Benjamin Givner (Grade 12), Jonathan Lanes (Grade 12) and Jayme Podgorowiez (Grade 11). Thank you to HIP/PTA for generously funding these nationally recognized awards.
Director’s Award for Band
Benjamin Givner (Grade 12) - Tenor Saxophone
The Director’s Award for Band honors outstanding members in the Band. This award is given to a student who has demonstrated loyalty, discipline and leadership in the Band program.
Quincy Jones Musicianship Award
Joi Alon (Grade 10) - Alto Saxophone
Quincy Jones has done it all as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, and teacher. Every music program has students who share this boundless energy and musical versatility. With his approval, we initiate this award to encourage students in their pursuit of music.
Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Award
Alexandra Fincheltub (Grade 12) - Clarinet
Leonard Bernstein made an indelible mark on the musical world as a conductor, composer, and teacher. This award honors students whose musical contributions, dedication and creativity make them shine.
Patrick S. Gilmore Award for Band
Jayme Podgorowiez (Grade 11) - Clarinet
The Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award was introduced in 1994 in honor of the legendary bandmaster and impresario. Gilmore performed for every president of his day, including Abraham Lincoln. This beautiful award honors outstanding high school Band students and their achievements and commitment to the Band.
John Philip Sousa Award for Band
Jonathan Lanes (Grade 12) - Trumpet
Introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in the high school band, the John Philip Sousa Band Award recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.