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2019 Award Winners

Community Engagement

Achievement in this category demonstrates a commitment to establishing school music programs as integral parts of their communities.

Community Engagement Program

Gold: "Free to Be…You and Me"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
Gold: "StringWizards"
St. Ignatius College Prep, IL
1076 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL, USA
Silver: "Bridging Adolescence: A River Flows Through Us"
Marshwood Middle School, ME
626 Highway 236, Eliot, ME 03903, USA
Bronze: "Music Matters Takes to Town!"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
Honorable Mention: "AnARTchy"
Benjamin E. Mays High School, GA
3450 Benjamin E Mays Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331, USA

Community Engagement Video

Gold: "Right Now (We Need One Another) Video"
Charlottesville High School, VA
1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Community Event

Gold: "Right Now (We Need One Another) Event"
Charlottesville High School, VA
1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Silver: "B.A.M. (Burrell Arts and Music) Night"
Burrell School District, PA
2880 Leechburg Rd, Lower Burrell, PA 15068
Bronze: "Giving Back!"
Lava Ridge Intermediate School, UT
2425 Rachel Drive, Santa Clara, UT, USA
Honorable Mention: "Performing Arts Spectacular"
East Central High School, TX
7173 FM1628, San Antonio, TX, USA
Honorable Mention: "Evening of Strings: Miami Valley Orchestra Event"
Centerville High School, OH
500 E Franklin St, Dayton, OH, USA
Honorable Mention: "YOL Percussion Circles with the Elder Community Engagement Program"
Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (YOL)
5919 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79424, USA

Community Service Project

Gold: "School Supply Drive for LowCountry Orphan Relief"
Wando High School, SC
1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Gold: "Right Now (We Need One Another) Service Project"
Charlottesville High School, VA
1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Silver: "Holiday Band Charity Concert"
Jensen Beach High School, FL
2875 Northwest Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach, FL, USA
Bronze: "OCG Community Service Project"
Owasso High School, OK
12901 East 86th St N, Owasso, OK, USA

Decision-Maker Interaction

The benefits of strong music programs take longer to manifest than the tenure of an upwardly mobile administrator or elected official.

Engagement with Administrator-Administration

Gold: "Special Ed Music Program"
Spring Valley Academy, CA
3900 Conrad Dr, Spring Valley, San Diego, CA, USA
Silver: "Stakeholder Collaboration and Involvement"
Morton School District 709
350 N Illinois Ave, Morton, IL, USA
Bronze: "Success through Collaboration"
Northbrook Jr. High School, IL
1475 Maple Avenue, Northbrook, IL, USA
Bronze: "Getting to Know You"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

Engagement with Elected Officials

Gold: "March to P.E. in South Carolina (S.302)"
Wando High School, SC
1000 Warrior Way, Mount Pleasant, SC, USA
Silver: "Music Under the Stars Community Outreach Concert"
Desert Vista High School, AZ
16440 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Fundraising & Sponsorship

Achievement in this category demonstrates the understanding that creative and active fundraising benefits both individual students and entire programs.

Fundraising Event

Gold: "Bowling for Bands"
Hastings High School, MI
520 W South St, Hastings, MI 49058, USA
Hastings Middle School, MI
232 W Grand St, Hastings, MI, USA
Silver: "Outdoor Music Festival and Annual Auction"
Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, FL
1411 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA
Bronze: "Bulk Corn Sale"
Lake Hamilton High School, AR
280 Wolf Street, Pearcy, AR, USA
Honorable Mention: "Cantonstock"
Canton Public Schools
900 Washington St, Canton, MA, USA

Fundraising Program

Gold: "Blitz Boost"
Rouse High School, TX
1222 Raider Way, Leander, TX, USA

Marketing & Promotion

Achievement in this category demonstrates a commitment to increasing the visibility of high-quality music programs.

Concert-Contest Program Book

Gold: "Norwin Bands Concert Programs"
Norwin Middle School, PA
10870 Mockingbird Dr, Irwin, PA 15642, USA
Norwin High School, PA
251 McMahon Dr, Irwin, PA 15642, USA

Miscellaneous Activity

Gold: "Extended Community Building"
Highland High School, AZ
4301 E Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, AZ, USA
Silver: "Take The Field With Pride Photo Program"
Broken Arrow High School, OK
1901 East Albany Street, Broken Arrow, OK, USA

Miscellaneous Multimedia

Gold: "Promotional Campaign for the Biloxi Band"
Biloxi High School, MS
1845 Richard Dr, Biloxi, MS 39532, USA
Silver: "Castle Marching Knights “Alone” Promotional Video"
Castle High School, IN
3344 State Highway 261, Newburgh, IN, USA

Outdoor Billboard

Gold: "#CARNEGIEBOUND Billboard"
Baker High School, LA
3200 Groom Road, Baker, LA, USA

Press-Media Kit

Gold: "Longwood CSD Music Department Media Relations Materials"
Longwood Central School District
30 Swezey Lane, Middle Island, NY, USA

Print Advertisement

Gold: "Haltom Band Scheherazade Concert Poster"
Haltom High School, TX
5501 Haltom Road, Haltom City, TX, USA

Program Website

Gold: "Prosper High School Band Website"
Prosper High School, TX
301 Eagle Drive, Prosper, TX, USA
Silver: "Creekside Performing Arts Website"
Creekside Middle School, IN
3525 West 126th Street, Carmel, IN, USA

Promotional Clothing Item

Gold: "Castle Marching Knights Uniform T-Shirt"
Castle High School, IN
3344 State Highway 261, Newburgh, IN, USA

Promotional Flyer-Poster

Gold: "Haltom Band Poster Campaign"
Haltom High School, TX
5501 Haltom Road, Haltom City, TX, USA
Silver: "Why Music?"
Hahntown Elementary School, PA
791 Entry Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642, USA

Social Media Engagement

Gold: "Tarpon Springs Social Media"
Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, FL
1411 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA
Silver: "Section of the Week / Instagram Take Over"
Rouse High School, TX
1222 Raider Way, Leander, TX, USA
Bronze: "Senior Spotlight"
Rouse High School, TX
1222 Raider Way, Leander, TX, USA
Honorable Mention: "Bands of America Hype Video"
Rouse High School, TX
1222 Raider Way, Leander, TX, USA

Television-Radio Promotion

Gold: "GRHS Chorus Launch"
Glen Ridge High School, NJ
200 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ, USA

Parent & Booster Involvement

Achievement in this category demonstrates a commitment to developing an engaged and supportive network of volunteers for your organization.

Parent-Booster Engagement Program

Gold: "Private Lesson Scholarships"
Princeton High School
100 Viking Way, Cincinnati, OH 45246, USA
Silver: "Band Together"
O’Fallon Township High School, IL
600 S Smiley St, O'Fallon, IL, USA
Bronze: "Tarpon Spring Band Booster Engagement"
Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, FL
1411 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA
Honorable Mention: "Spring Arts Showcase"
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School, NY
511 W 182nd St, New York, NY, USA

Volunteer Opportunity

Gold: "Historical Archive of the Greenwood Marching Woodmen and Irish Guard"
Greenwood Community High School, IN
615 W Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN, USA
Silver: "9/11 Memorial Taps and Sunset by YOL Music Ambassadors"
Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (YOL)
5919 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79424, USA
Bronze: "IV Band Quarter Auction"
Indian Valley High School, OH
253 S Walnut St, Gnadenhutten, OH, USA

Recruitment & Retention

Programs that show achievement in this category demonstrate a commitment to building and sustaining a high-quality school music program.

Beginning Recruitment Program

Gold: "Recruitment is a Process, Not an Event"
Creekside Middle School, IN
3525 West 126th Street, Carmel, IN, USA
Silver: "Music Academy Recruitment"
Mater Dei High School, CA
1202 West Edinger Avenue, Santa Ana, CA, USA
Bronze: "Desert Hills Cone Site Beginning Program Recruitment"
Desert Hills High School, UT
828 Desert Hills Drive East, St. George, UT, USA
Honorable Mention: "Beginning Band Recruiting"
Hillcrest Intermediate School, PA
11091 Mockingbird Drive, North Huntingdon, PA, USA

High School Recruitment Program

Gold: "St. Francis Prep Music Recruiting"
St. Francis Preparatory School, NY
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Fresh Meadows, NY, USA
Silver: "Tarpon Springs Recruitment"
Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts, FL
1411 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, USA
Silver: "Musical Mentors"
Capistrano Valley High School, CA
26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Bronze: "North Cobb Recruitment Program"
North Cobb High School, GA
3400 Old 41 Highway Northwest, Kennesaw, GA, USA
Honorable Mention: "Music Business Recruitment"
East Central High School, TX
7173 FM1628, San Antonio, TX, USA

High School Retention Program

Gold: "CG Tonight!"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
Gold: "Windsor Knights of the Rock Table"
Windsor High School, NY
1191 New York 79, Windsor, NY, USA
Silver: "Ice Cream (Teambuilding) Social"
John Foster Dulles High School, TX
550 Dulles Avenue, Sugar Land, TX, USA
Bronze: "CGHS Lettering in Music"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

Middle School Retention Program

Gold: "NBJH Bands Alumni Festival"
Northbrook Jr. High School, IL
1475 Maple Avenue, Northbrook, IL, USA
Silver: "CGHS Music Matters Middle to High Retention Plan"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

Recruitment Event-Activity

Gold: "Exchange Concert Program"
Cedar Grove High School, NJ
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove, NJ, USA
Silver: "The Orleans Pep Band Invitational"
Orleans Jr. Sr. High School, IN
200 West Wilson Street, Orleans, IN, USA

Recruitment Video

Gold: "Vestavia Hills Recruitment Video"
Vestavia Hills High School, AL
2235 Lime Rock Road, Vestavia Hills, AL, USA
Silver: "2017 YOL Grant Video"
Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (YOL)
5919 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79424, USA
Bronze: "Prosper Recruitment Video"
Prosper High School, TX
301 Eagle Drive, Prosper, TX, USA

Map of 2019 Award Winners

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