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The awards and trophies presented by MUSIC FESTIVALS provide an incentive for the students in the various performing organizations to strive for musical excellence in their performances while being adjudicated by some of the nation's finest musicians and music educators. As a reward for these efforts and accomplishments, MUSIC FESTIVALS presents distinctive and impressive trophies that are sure to provide many years of pride and fond memories.

Choral

Mixed Choir

  • Class HS - AAA
  • Class HS - AA
  • Class HS - A
  • Junior High
  • Middle School - Class A and AA

Women's and Men's Choir, Show Choir, Jazz Choir, Chamber/Madrigal Choir, and Gospel Choir

  • Junior High
  • Middle School
  • High School

1st through 5th Place Trophies in each class. Outstanding Accompanist, Soloist, and Section Awards.

Instrumental

Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble

  • Class HS - AAA
  • Class HS - AA
  • Class HS - A
  • Junior High
  • Middle School - Class A and Class AA

Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra and Percussion Ensembles

  • Junior High/Middle School
  • High School

1st through 5th Place Trophies in each class. Outstanding Musician, Soloist and Section Awards. Outstanding Saxophone, Brass, and Rhythm Sections for Jazz Ensembles.

Marching

Parade Review

  • Class HS - AAA
  • Class HS - AA
  • Class HS - A
  • Junior High/Middle School

1st through 5th Place Trophies in each class.
Outstanding Drum Major, Majorette/Pom Pon Squad, Auxiliary, and Drum Line.

Marching Drum Line

  • Junior High/Middle School
  • High School

1st through 5th Place Trophies in each class.

***Field Show Review may be available upon request. Please check with your festival director.

Indoor Guard, Drill Teams, Majorette Squad and Solo Twirler

  • Rifles
  • Flags
  • Pom Pons
  • Dance

1st through 5th Place Trophies in each Category.

Overall Grand Champion

Trophies are presented to the Most Outstanding Ensembles in:

INSTRUMENTAL
  • High School
  • Junior High/Middle School
CHORAL
  • High School
  • Junior High/Middle School

Grand Sweepstakes Awards

At the end of the season, a Grand Sweepstakes Award will be presented in both the INSTRUMENTAL and CHORAL categories for Junior High/Middle School and High School out of the highest scoring ensembles out of all of the festivals at the location you participated in. This is awarded for locations that have more than one festival date.


Performance Ratings

In addition to the trophies, each performing group will also receive a distinctive medal and ribbon symbolizing performance ratings.

  • Superior - Gold Medal
  • Excellent - Silver Medal
  • Good - Bronze Medal

Rating Only: Performing organizations entering for Rating Only will receive a Superior, Excellent, or Good, with appropriate trophy.

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