At the annual LGHS Music Awards & Performances in May, the following students received special recognition from staff for their achievements in 2014-2015. Congratulations to all the honorees!
John Philip Sousa Band Award®: Tony Moller
Introduced in 1955, this award honors the top student in the high school band, recognizing superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty, and cooperation. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.
National School Orchestra Award®: Shadia Mustafa
The counterpart to the Sousa Band Award®, this is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the high school orchestra, to recognize excellence in playing and contributions to the ensemble.
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award®: Lewis Fowler
This award was inaugurated in 1974, shortly after the great jazz artist died in 1971. It honors the outstanding achievements in the field of jazz as demonstrated through superior musicianship, character, and individual creativity.
George Penniman Award: Joseph Eichel
George Penniman was an LGHS student and drum major in the early 1960s. He was known for his outstanding character and dedication to the LGHS music program, and was a recipient of the Sousa Band Award in 1964. After graduating, he served in Vietnam, and was killed in a training accident in San Diego. This award was originally created in his honor, and was reinstated in 2010.
LGHS Music Hall of Fame, for selection to Honor Bands: Max Swisher (state), Margaret Field, Elizabeth Gallmeister, Sarah Storton (county)
Outstanding Musician: Laila Sathe
Outstanding Freshman: Elizabeth Gallmeister
Outstanding Orchestra Section: Cellos
Outstanding Wind Ensemble Section: Double Reeds
Outstanding Symphonic Band Section: Low Brass
Most Improved Orchestra Member: Will Fulton
Most Improved Jazz Band Member: Marco Bommarito
National School Marching Award (known as the “Golden Shoe” at LGHS):
This award recognizes outstanding contributions on the field and honors the musical contributions and dedication of student leaders whose example inspires others.
Percussion "Sticks" Award: Marin Rosenquist
Most Dedicated: Josina-Els Bol
Most Team Spirit: Robby Storton, Travis Welch
Most Improved: Michele Brianti
Outstanding Sections: Tubas & Trumpets
Fall Color Guard
Outstanding Member: Emma Weber
Most Improved: Adrianna Alpern, Joy Wang
Outstanding Flag: Emma Latta
Outstanding Rifle: Sophia McDaniel
Most Improved Flag: Amanda Land
Most Improved Rifle: Jordan Loesch
Chamber, 3rd Period:
Outstanding Ensemble Members: Alex Coady, Kayce Hobson
Chamber, 5th Period:
National Choir Award: Nitin Srinivasan
Outstanding Ensemble Members: Colette Marcellin, Jaina Ponkey
Outstanding Ensemble Members: Molly McCanny, Natalya Temple