Symphonic Winds earn Citation of Excellence honor 


Sarah Boutouis

The Symphonic Wind band was one of four bands in the nation to receive the Citation of Excellence Winner award by the Foundation for Music Education. After countless rehearsals, the work paid off with this achievement.

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

After sending in submitting a recording to The Foundation for Music Education, band director Zack Anderson and the Symphonic Winds received a Citation of Excellence Winner award.

Looking to highlight non-varisty high school and middle school bands, the school’s Symphonic Winds is one of four bands in the nation to achieve this honor.

“It feels really good, we put a lot of time and effort into our pieces and it’s nice to see how it payed off,” senior Vik Subramanian said via text. “Because we were one of four bands in America that won the Citation of Excellence, we’re going to get a trophy with a CD of our recording inside.”

According to Subramanian, the honor is a reflection of the work the band put in during the time leading up to the submission.

“We put a lot of time into this through sectionals before school to recording assignments outside of school and regular rehearsals during school,” he said via text.