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Northeast Times | February 8, 2023

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CMS Band Wins National Honors

CMS Band Wins National Honors

The Carroll Middle School Wind Ensemble has been named a Commended Winner in the 2014 Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project. This places the Carroll Middle School Band as one of the top middle school band programs in the country.

The CMS Wind Ensemble won this honor by submitting a live recording this past May of their challenging program of music that included “Prestissimo March” by Karl L. King and “Butterfly’s Ball” by Ryan Fraley. The Mark of Excellence program received 224 entries from thirty-five states this year.

All entrants receive a compilation CD recording of the winning band performances. Winners are also recognized in regional and national publications and conventions.

The adjudicators were Richard Floyd, Director Emeritus of UIL Music, Professor Anthony Maiello of George Mason University, and Professor Stephen Davis of the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

The members of the CMS Wind Ensemble are to be commended for representing their school and community at the national level in the highest regard, and for their hard work, dedication and unprecedented success throughout the year.

The CMS Wind Ensemble is directed by Michael Oglesby, Nathan Brazell, and Sara Scott.