The purpose of this award is be to identify, recognize, and honor high school band programs from schools with an enrollment of 650 or less that have demonstrated particularly significant high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years. Selected middle school students may perform as members of the high school band.
Recipients: 2018 - Avery County High School - Newland, NC - Dee Raby, Director
2013 - Swain County High School, Bryson City, NC - Karen Williams. Director 2001 - Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, NC - Frances Shelton, Director