Magna Cum Laude

The purpose of this award is be to identify, recognize, and honor middle and junior high school band programs from schools with an enrollment of 500 or less that have demonstrated particularly significant high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years. Schools that are grade 7-9 (junior high) can apply for this award if their band plays music at a grade level of 3 or higher. Recipients: 2016 - Monticello Middle School, Illinois - Amanda J. Allen, Director 2013 - School for the Creative and Performing Arts Middle School, Kentucky - Robin Barker, Director 2007 - Southwest Middle School, North Carolina - Michael Lopez, Director 2004 - St. Clement of Rome School, Louisiana - Michael Genevay, Director 2003 - Pickens County Middle School, Georgia - Mary Land, Director