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2021 Mark of Excellence Program Winners

September 27, 2021

The Mark of Excellence project conducted by the Foundation for Music Education recognizes outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras. Schools from throughout the United States enter and receive high quality feedback from the renowned adjudicators.

The project allows ensembles to compare their performance quality to other outstanding groups from across the country. The top 25% of entrants are recognized as national winners, the second 25% are named as commended winners. All entrants receive a compilation recording of the winning performances. Winners are recognized in regional and/or national publications and at national and regional conventions.

Congratulations to these 2021 Plano ISD Mark of Excellence winners.

Commended Winner

  • Schimelpfenig Middle School Wind Ensemble - Ben Altom, Director

Citation of Excellence Commended Winner

  • Otto Middle School Band - John Vanhook, Director