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
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.