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Foundation for Music Education Recognizes District Ensembles

Sep 23, 2019

Congratulations to the thirteen Frisco ISD ensembles who were awarded by The Foundation for Music Education for their quality performances in the Citation of Excellence and Mark of Excellence competitions.

Directors submitted a recording of their ensemble from the 2018-19 school year in late spring. It was then critiqued by an adjudicator who listened and provided detailed recorded comments and brief written comments. The critiques and the compilation recordings provide helpful insight in improving performances and spread knowledge of quality literature.

Mark of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence project awards outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras across the United States. The unique competitive format allows ensembles to compare their performance quality to other distinguished groups from across the country. 

The top 25% of entrants are recognized as National Winners, with the second 25% named as Commended Winners. Winners will be recognized in regional and national publications and at national and regional conventions. 

Congratulations to the students who make up these award-winning ensembles and their directors who were recognized with a Mark of Excellence.

Mark of Excellence National Winners

  • Centennial High School Varsity String Orchestra

  • Griffin Middle School Wind Symphony

  • Lone Star High School Wind Symphony

  • Reedy High School Symphonic Orchestra

Mark of Excellence Commended Winners

  • Lone Star High School Jazz 

  • Pioneer Heritage Middle School Symphonic Band

  • Roach Middle School Wind Ensemble

  • Scoggins Middle School Wind Ensemble

  • Wakeland High School Percussion Ensemble

Citation of Excellence

The Citation of Excellence recognizes exceptional performances by non-varsity high school and middle school bands throughout Texas. The competition provides an opportunity for  ensembles to compare their performance quality to other outstanding non-varsity ensembles.

The top 25% of entrants are recognized as Citation Winners, with the second 25% named as Commended Winners. 

Congratulations to the students who make up these award-winning ensembles and their directors who will receive a trophy from The Foundation for Music Education.

Citation of Excellence Winners

  • Lawler Middle School Symphonic Band

  • Lebanon Trail High School Symphonic Winds

  • Liberty High School Symphonic Winds

Citation of Excellence - Commended Winners

  • Griffin Middle School Symphonic Band

The Foundation for Music Education is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds for the support of music education. To find a full list of schools awarded honors by The Foundation for Music Education, click here.

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