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Middle School Bands Recognized by Foundation for Music Education

The Foundation for Music Education conducts several annual competitions to recognize outstanding achievement in performance by school music ensembles. Entries are gathered from across the U.S. and all entrants receive high quality feedback from the renowned adjudicators. 

In both the Mark of Excellence competition for top ensembles and the Citation of Excellence event for non-varsity ensembles, the top 25% entrants are recognized as National Winners and the next 25% are named Commended Winners. All receive a compilation recording of the winner performances in addition to their adjudicators notes.

Congratulations to Mark of Excellence Commended Winner - Schimelpfenig Middle School Wind Ensemble - Ben Altom, Director and Citation of Excellence Commended Winner - Otto Middle School Band - John Vanhook, Director