John Philip Sousa Award Presented at 96th Annual Mid-Winter Band Concert

The John Philip Sousa Award was presented Thursday evening, February 16 at the 96th Annual Mid-Winter Band Concert at Taylorville High School. This nationally recognized award named in honor of famed American band composer John Philip Sousa is given each year to exemplary
senior band students who excel musically, academically and are good citizens. The award this year was presented to band seniors Erica Edwards and Carson Hefner. Band director Chris Gunn said, “These two seniors are very deserving of this award. They are leaders in the program and work hard every day to improve not only themselves but other members of the band

The John Philip Sousa Band award was first given at THS during the
1967-68 school year when Jim Smith was band director. The award has been
presented every year since.

Pictured from l to r, are Erica Edwards, Mr. Chris Gunn and Carson Hefner.