NYSSMA Major Organization Assesment Festival

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Congratulations to the Elwood-John H. Glenn Symphonic Band, under the direction of Ms. Vickie Henson, for achieving the highest rating possible at this year's NYSSMA Majors: Gold with Distinction!

On June 6, the Symphonic Band was evaluated by a panel of judges at the the NYSSMA Major Organization Assessment Festival. After each performance, the panel of judges composed constructive comments, and scored each ensemble in specific areas of performance criteria. Groups were rated with a Certificate of Participation, Bronze, Silver, Gold, & Gold with Distinction. Ratings were awarded based upon the judges' assessments of how well the ensemble has demonstrated its proficiency at the level presented. The NYSSMA Major Organization assessment represents the "advanced placement” level of music performance. After John Glenn’s performance for the judges, they were awarded Gold with Distinction.

“This is a particularly impressive honor for the band, and speaks to their attention to detail, commitment and hard work”, said Ms. Henson.