Band students are awarded with outstanding achievement points, which are points, earned for doing those things that help them improve and be successful in playing their instruments and contributing to the success of the whole program. Students earn points for passing lesson book songs and band concert literature, for positive attitude and effort in band rehearsals, for achieving high grades and percentages at the end of each trimester, for performing in concerts and outside of the requirements, for honor band, jazz band, solo contest and taking private lessons with a professional on their chosen instrument, coming to band lessons, and taking summer lessons. Overall, they need to be good role models of the ideal band student. The award is not easy to achieve. It is based more on effort and achieving one’s highest potential, than it is on sheer talent. There are three levels students can achieve depending on the number of points they earned – Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The following students received these honors:
6th Grade Bronze Award Winners: Hanna Gleason, Hunter Heitmann, Rachel Kline, Garrett Rottinghaus, Veronica Thompson
6th Grade Silver Award Winners: Grace Asmussen, Jonathan Bronner, Riley Davis, Rebekah Leipold, Molly Niebergall, Rhett Peters, Emma Shirk, Natalie Tecklenburg, Piper Wiedenhoff
6th Grade Gold Award Winners: Emma Carlson, Madison Frush, Rachel Hellman, Carlie Hoppe, Leah Kaufman, Teagan Prouse, Kendall Putz, Aubrey Schmidt, Parker Wilson, Lillie Wrobel
7th Grade Bronze Award Winners: Ben Behrens, Hannah Gates, Valerie Ryan, Trey Smutz, Jenna Steinlage, Hunter Stwalley, Holly Wandschneider, Rashawn Williams
7th Grade Silver Award Winners: Ben Dvorak, Scarlett Ellsworth, Jacob Lowe, Olivia Sash, Clayton Sparks, Nolan Wandschneider, CJ Weltzin
7th Grade Gold Award Winner: Allie Carty, Megan Carty, Kody Crawford, Alex Kiler, Anthony Kiler, Ben Rempe, Mason Scott, Carter Spore
8th Grade Bronze Award Winner: Abby Johnson, Tyler Viar
8th Grade Silver Award Winner: Lyric Dutton, Tate Hookham, Jacob Opperman, Audrey Powers, Joe Ruzicka
8th Grade Gold Award Winners: Kortlyn Ewoldt, Hunter Fleshner, Wesley Hanson, Lauren Harrigan, Emma Peters, Cade Rahlf, Emily Schmidt
One student received the 200 award for passing 200 lesson book songs in one year. The average amount of lesson book songs a band student usually passes in a year is about 40. Teagan Prouse has been the first person to receive this prestigious award.
Jazz band awards were presented to the following students: 7th graders Kody Crawford, Ben Dvorak, Brenton Johnson, Jacob Lowe, Anthony Redman, Ben Rempe, Olivia Sash, Mason Scott, Carter Spore, and Nolan Wandschneider and 8th graders Kaleb Bathen, Kortlyn Ewoldt, Hunter Fleshner, Wesley Hanson, Tate Hookham, Emma Peters, Cade Rahlf, and Joe Ruzicka.