Band Awards

Each year the Pinnacle High School Band recognizes members that have excelled musically, in leadership, and/or dedication to the band. The following awards and recognitions are presented to members of the band and Booster volunteers at either the band banquet or spring band concert.

The John Philips Sousa Band Award

 
The John Philip Sousa Band Award
is the pinnacle of achievement for high school band students. Created in 1955, the award honors the top student in a high-school band and recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was developed with the cooperation of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.
 
Heather Murphy
2004
Brittany Moore
2008
 
 Jeffrey Judy
2005
 Jane Oliver
2009
 
 Claire Norbut
2006
 Lauren Leinweber
2010
 
 Bret Wagner
2007
 Jessie Lampkin
2011
 

The Semper Fidelis Award

T
he Semper Fidelis Award is given each year to a top Senior in the band.  The award winner is nominated by the band director based on the recipient's musicianship, character, and leadership within the school and band.  A representative from the U.S. Marine Corps presents the award to the recipient.
 
 Paul Prinke
2002
Katie Cavallo
2006
 Chase McVey
2010
 Monica Phillips
2003
 Scott Leinweber
2007
Allison Gray
2011
 Monica Phillips
2004
 Jennifer Kohn
Andrew McVey
2008
 
 Alyssa Anderson
2005
 Zach Sherman
2009
 

Drum Major

The Drum Major
award recognizes those individuals who have exhibited leadership, musicianship and dedication in leading the Pinnacle High School marching band.


  Joshua Mallett
2000
Alyssa Anderson & Jeffrey Judy
2004
Zach Sherman, Jane Oliver & Lauren Leinweber
2008
Paul Prinke
2001
 Claire Norbut & Jesse Brown
2005
 Lauren Leinweber & Max Foster
2009
 Paul Prinke & Bridget Sharpe
2002
 Erika Fournier & Bret Wagner
2006
 Alexandra Rickert & Emily Vedder
2010
 Bridget Sharpe & Alyssa Anderson
2003
 Brittany Moore & Zach Sherman
2007
Emily Vedder
2011

Outstanding Volunteer

The Outstanding Volunteer award is presented in memory of William Bejar.  It is presented to one or more individuals who have exhibited dedication, selflessness and exceptional commitment in volunteering in support of the band programs at Pinnacle High School.

Pamela Carrus
2004-2005
 Cathy Caughran
2008-2009
 
 Maria Maldonado
2005-2006
 Deb & Steve McWhorter
2009-2010
 
 Linda & Steve McVey
2006-2007
  Deb & Steve McWhorter
2010-2011
 
 Kate Buchta
2007-2008
   

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