Early High School Band Banquet awards

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Pictured from left to right are Alan Cornelio and Chris Martin.

The Early High School Band held its annual banquet earlier in May to cap off an outstanding year. At the banquet, directors, band members, parents, family, and friends reminisced on the successes of the year and about the great time that was had with each other. Additionally, the awards for the year were given out and the 2014 graduating class was recognized. This EHS Band senior class will graduate as one of the most decorated band seniors classes in the history of Early High School.

Outstanding Class Awards: these students were recognized for their outstanding musical achievement and contributions to the 2013-2014 EHS Band. Freshmen – Eric Diehl, Kassidy Holland, Collin Phillips, Courtnie Smith; sophomores – Bradley Brown, Walker Leach, Cody Luttrell, Rylie McGinnis; and juniors – Zac Bessent, Abe Cooper, Crystal Ochoa, Christopher Whited.

Most Improved Jazz Band- Brayden Towell.

Most Improved Band- Tomera Dickey.

Outstanding Marchers – Clarissa Arreola and Chris Martin: These students were recognized as the outstanding marchers for the year. This award was chosen by the members of the band. Clarissa Arreola and Chris Martin

Outstanding Senior Musicians- Luke Broussard and Jakob Morgan: These students were recognized for their outstanding musical abilities and contributions to the band.

Longhorn Spirit Award – Dustin Becktold: This award is given to a student that shows selfless service, positive attitude, and outstanding dedication to the EHS Band. Dustin Becktold

Louie Armstrong Jazz Award – Alan Cornelio: This award is given to recognize the top Jazz Band student at high schools across the nations. It is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an instrumentalist in the field of jazz, as demonstrated through superior musicianship, character and individual creativity.

John Philip Sousa Award – Chris Martin: This is the highest award that a high school band can bestow on a student. It is a national award and is given to one person each year. It is given in recognition of outstanding achievement and interest in music, for singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, and for displaying those high qualities of conduct that school instrumental music requires.