Awards

AMERICAN SCHOOL BAND DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION

Tennessee Chapter

The AWARD of DISTINCTION IN CONCERT PERFORMANCE

Each year, at state and regional band association large ensemble assessment events, concert bands are adjudicated and rated in performance. While many fine bands will earn the top rating of Superior, it is often true that a few of these bands will stand out as exceptional among the many. It is for the recognition of these bands that the ASBDA Award of Distinction in Concert Performance exists.  This special recognition will be given to those bands that earn a perfect score – all Superior ratings, in all categories, from all judges both stage and sight-reading. (Schools that qualify for this award, whether the director is an ASBDA member or not, should forward scans or copies of their judges’ sheets as detailed in the instructions below.)

2018 Award Recipients

  • Antioch High School Wind Ensemble – Chris Janowiak, Frank Zimmerer and Michael Chiodo, directors
  • Bearden High School Band – Meagan Christian, director
  • Bellevue Middle School Symphonic Band – Paul Waters, director
  • Brentwood High School Wind Ensemble – Randall Box and Drew O’Keefe, directors
  • Chattanooga Central High School Symphonic Band – Joshua Bloodworth, director
  • Columbia High School Wind Symphony – Trevor Baxter and Blair Booth, directors
  • Franklin High School Wind Ensemble – David Aydelott and Jacob Campos, directors
  • Fred J. Page High School Symphonic Band – Michael Rosson, director
  • Fred J. Page Middle School Eighth Grade Concert Band – Evan Burton, Carol Strayer and Katherine Aydelott, directors
  • Greeneville High School Symphonic Band – Brooke Williams, director
  • Hendersonville High School Symphonic Band – Dr. Jeff Phillips, director
  • Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School Wind Ensemble – Dr. Rich Ripani, director
  • John Overton High School Wind Ensemble – Nathan Barlar and Eleni Miller, directors
  • Madison Academy High School Band – Kristy White, director
  • Maryville High School Band – Adam Ford, director
  • Oliver Middle School Intermediate Band – Susan Waters, Katie Harrah and Kevin Jankowski, directors
  • Oliver Middle School Wind Ensemble – Susan Waters, Katie Harrah and Kevin Jankowski, directors
  • Overton High School Band (Memphis) – Chris Piecuch and Chelsea Negray, directors
  • Soddy-Daisy High School Wind Ensemble – Josh Light, director
  • Stewarts Creek High School Wind Ensemble – Deborah Burton and Michael Chester, directors
  • Sunset Middle School Eighth Grade Band – Carolyn Hankins, director
  • Tullahoma High School Symphonic Band – Justin Scott and Lisa Burden, directors

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The Award of Distinction in Concert Performance may be presented to any TN Band which meets the qualifications for the Award (Superior ratings in every caption, from every judge, including sight-reading.) The director should email Jan Dossey (jand2@wcs.edu) to submit scanned copies of the judges’ sheets from their WTSBOA, MTSBOA or ETSBOA Spring performance assessment event. When submitting your information, please include date options for a public event that would be suitable for the award presentation to you and your band. (For example, an upcoming spring concert, band banquet, school assembly, school board meeting, etc.) Please make sure to state the full, correct name of the school ensemble and the director(s) names exactly as they should appear on the award, as well as on this page. The sooner your information is received, the better; we would like to have at least two weeks, preferably longer, to create the award and coordinate with an ASBDA member to make your presentation.

2017 Award Recipients

  • Bartlett Varsity High School Concert Band, Dwight Dodd, director
  • Bellevue Middle School Wind Ensemble, Paul Waters, director
  • Ellis Middle School Band, Chris Seger, director
  • Maryville High School Wind Ensemble, Chuck Yost, director
  • Oliver Middle School Wind Ensemble, directors Susan Waters, Katie Harrah and Kevin Jankowski
  • Ooltewah High School Concert Band, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Joel Denton, director
  • Ravenwood High School Wind Ensemble, Mark Kinzer, director
  • Roane County High School Wind Ensemble, Zach Williamson, director
  • Science Hill High School Wind Ensemble, Dr. Carson Vermillion and Dan McGuire, directors
  • Stewart’s Creek High School Band, Michael Chester and Deborah Burton, directors
  • West Greene High School, Mathew Williams, director

2016 Award Recipients

  • Franklin High School Wind Ensemble, Franklin, TN; Directors-David Aydelott, Jacob Campos
  • Hume Fogg High School Wind Symphony, Nashville, TN; Director-Dr. Rich Ripani
  • Loretto High School Concert Band, Loretto, TN; Director-Darrell Boston
  • Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School Symphonic Winds, Nashville, TN; Director-Franklin Norris
  • Oliver Middle School Intermediate Band, Nashville, TN; Directors-Susan Waters, Katie Harrah
  • Oliver Middle School Wind Ensemble, Nashville, TN; Directors-Susan Waters, Katie Harrah
  • Ooltewah High School Concert Band, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Joel Denton, director
  • Stewarts Creek Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Select Ensemble, Murfreesboro, TN;  Director-Andrew Lynn
  • Stewarts Creek High School Concert Band, Murfreesboro, TN; Director-Michael Chester
  • Tullahoma High School Symphonic Band, Tullahoma, TN; Directors-Justin Scott, Martin McFarlane
  • White House High School Wind Ensemble, White House, TN; Director-Mitchell Baker

2015 Award Recipients

  • West End Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Band, Nashville, TN – Julie Jolley, Director
  • Stewarts Creek Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Band, Smyrna, TN – Andrew Lynn, Director
  • McGavock High School Wind Ensemble, Nashville, TN – John Hazlett and John Womack, Directors
  • Antioch High School Wind Ensemble, Antioch, TN – Chris Janowiak, Director
  • White House High School Wind Ensemble, White House, TN – Mitchell Baker, Director
  • Franklin High School Wind Ensemble, Franklin, TN – David Aydelott and Jacob Campos, Directors