John Philip Sousa Award
John Philip Sousa Band Award
Since it’s inauguration in 1954, thousands of U.S. high Schools have presented the John Philip Sousa Band Award to their most outstanding band students.
It is fitting that this award should be inspired by the name of John Philip Sousa, the premier American bandman who was elected in 1973 to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. No other composer is so well known to band students, and Sousa was one of the most renowned supporters of school music programs.
The John Philip Sousa Band Award recognizes those young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation, and other qualities of conduct which school instrumental music programs strive to impart. The Sousa award is th most prestigious nationwide prize in the school band field.
1988 was the first year that the John Philip Sousa Band Award was presented at Eldon High School
|Jeremiah Helvey, April Oberreither
|Paul Harbison, Stacey McCargar
|Ashley Tuttle- Hanks
|Mandy Johnson, Maria Witt
|Jessi Kirchner, Nicole Kirkweg
|Jamie Burditt, Megan Twyman
|Aaron Hill, Cassie Visser
2015-2016 Christina Beard
2016-2017 Madisyn Hollenbeck