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3 DISD Music Ensembles Awarded the Mark of Excellence

Mark of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence project, sponsored by The Foundation for Music Education, seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras. The project gathers entries from throughout the United States and provides valuable feedback for all entrants. A unique competitive environment is created which 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, with the second 25% 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. 

Denton ISD is proud to announce that three of its high school music ensembles were named Commended Winners by The Foundation for Music Education for their outstanding performances in 2021-22. Congratulations to these hard-working students and teachers for achieving this national recognition.

6A Wind Band Commended Winner: Braswell HS Wind Symphony - Aaron Snipes III, director

HS Jazz Ensemble Commended Winner: Denton HS Lab Band 1 - Jesse Woolery, director

HS String Orchestra Commended Winner: Guyer HS Rhapsody Orchestra - Michelle Hanlon, director