BAND AWARDS PROGRAMAn awards program has been established for band members for the purpose of rewarding students who meet certain performance benchmarks as well as demonstrate excellence in supporting the band program’s goals. These awards can be earned by all students. The criteria for earning each award are below:
I. WIND PLAYERS
OUTSANDING BAND STUDENT
The Outstanding Band Student Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the performance component with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Outstanding Band Student plaque and certificate.
1. Complete at least three years of the Concert Band program and at least three seasons of marching band.
2. Log in at least twenty (20) hours of assistance with the Ridge Road Middle School (or other middle school) Band.
3. Participate in the District Solo & Ensemble MPA for at least two years.
4. Play major scales (and arpeggios) and chromatic scale as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 9 & 10 (four-minute time length).
5. Submit a two-page, typed (double-spaced) essay documenting the following actions that you have demonstrated, benefiting the MCHS Band program: leadership, citizenship, attitude, and attendance.

GOLD MUSICIAN AWARD
The Gold Musician Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the following with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Gold Musician trophy and certificate.
1. Major scales and arpeggios (tongued) as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 9 &10 (three-minute time limit).
2. Chromatic Scale (slurred) as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 9 & 10.
3. Prepared selection as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 9 & 10.
4. Earn a “superior” rating at District Solo & Ensemble MPA.
5. Audition for the All-District Band at the grade 9 & 10 level.

PLATINUM MUSICIAN AWARD

The Platinum Musician Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the following with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Platinum Musician trophy and certificate.
1. Major scales and arpeggios (tongued) as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 11 & 12 (four-minute time limit).
2. Chromatic Scale (slurred) as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 11 & 12.
3. Prepared selection as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 11 & 12.
4. Earn a “superior” rating at District Solo & Ensemble MPA.
5. Audition for the All-District Band at the grade 11 & 12 level.

MASTER MUSICIAN AWARD
The Master Musician Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the following with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Master Musician trophy and certificate.
1. Major scales and arpeggios (tongued) as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 11 & 12 (four-minute time limit).
2. Chromatic Scale (slurred) as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 11 & 12.
3. Prepared selection as specified in the All-District Band requirements for grades 11 & 12.
4. Earn two “superior” ratings at District Solo & Ensemble MPA.
5. Audition for the All-District Band for two years and successfully participate in the All-District Band Clinic/Performance at least one year.


II. PERCUSSIONISTS
OUTSANDING BAND STUDENT
The Outstanding Band Student Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the performance component with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Outstanding Band Student plaque and certificate.
1. Complete at least three years of the Concert Band program and at least three seasons of marching band.

2. Log in at least twenty (20) hours of assistance with the Ridge Road Middle School (or other middle school) Band.
3. Participate in the District Solo & Ensemble MPA for at least two years.
4. Play the Rudimental long roll (open-closed-open); Orchestral Buzz Roll (ppp-fff-ppp), Flam (open-closed-open); Single Paradiddle (open-closed-open)
or
Play the following Major Scales & Arpeggios two octaves on a mallet instrument (G, C, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat and D-Flat. Chromatic scale beginning on C (two octaves)
5. Submit a two-page, typed (double-spaced) essay documenting the following actions that you demonstrated, benefiting the MCHS Band program: leadership, citizenship, attitude, and attendance.

GOLD MUSICIAN AWARD
The Gold Musician Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the following with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Gold Musician trophy and certificate.
1.Play the snare drum, mallets, or timpani requirements below as specified in the All-District Band auditions, grade levels 9 & 10:
  • Snare – Ru
    dimental Long Roll: (open-closed-open), Orchestral Buzz Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp); Flam (open-closed-open); Single Paradiddle (open-closed-open); Prepared piece.
  • Mallets – Two octave major scales and arpeggios (same rhythms as winds): G, C, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat, D-Flat. Two octave chromatic scale beginning on C. Prepared piece.
  • Timpani – Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp); Interval tuning: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths. Prepared piece.
2. Earn a “superior” rating at District Solo & Ensemble MPA.
3. Audition for the All-District Band at the grade 9 & 10 level.

PLATINUM MUSICIAN AWARD
The Platinum Musician Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the following with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Platinum Musician trophy and certificate.
1.Play the snare drum, mallets, or timpani requirements below as specified in the All-District Band auditions, grade levels 11 & 12:
  • Snare – Rudimental Long Roll: (open-closed-open), Orchestral Buzz Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp); Flam (open-closed-open); Single Paradiddle (open-closed-open); Prepared piece.
  • Mallets – Two octave major scales and arpeggios (same rhythms as winds): D, G, C, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat, D-Flat. Two octave chromatic scale beginning on C. Prepared piece.
  • Timpani – Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp); Interval tuning: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths. Prepared piece.
2. Earn a “superior” rating at District Solo & Ensemble MPA.
3. Audition for the All-District Band at the grade 11 & 12 level.

MASTER MUSICIAN AWARD
The Master Musician Award is presented to students who meet the criteria below. Students must play the following with consistent accuracy of notes, rhythms, tempo, characteristic tone, intonation, and musicality. Students meeting these criteria will be awarded the Master Musician trophy and certificate.
1.Play the snare drum, mallets, or timpani requirements below as specified in the All-District Band auditions, grade levels 11 & 12:
  • Snare – Rudimental Long Roll: (open-closed-open), Orchestral Buzz Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp); Flam (open-closed-open); Single Paradiddle (open-closed-open); Prepared piece.
  • Mallets – Two octave major scales and arpeggios (same rhythms as winds): D, G, C, F, B-Flat, E-Flat, A-Flat, D-Flat. Two octave chromatic scale beginning on C. Prepared piece.
  • Timpani – Roll: (ppp-fff-ppp); Interval tuning: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths. Prepared piece.
2. Earn two “superior” ratings at District Solo & Ensemble MPA.
3. Audition for the All-District Band for two years and successfully participate in the All-District Band Clinic/Performance at least one year.