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Foundation for Music Excellence Recognitions

The Foundation for Music Education has named the 2023 Mark of Excellence Award Winners. We are extremely proud to announce that we have 3 Denton ISD recipients!

The Mark of Excellence project 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. 

National Wind Band Honors
Braswell High School Wind Symphony Aaron Snipes, Director
Commended Jazz Band Honors
Denton High School Lab Band 1
Jesse Woolery, Director
Commended Wind Band
Harpool Middle School Symphonic Band Bryan Stone, Director
Congratulations to these outstanding students and directors for this well-deserved recognition!