Desoto Band Wins Award of Excellence

Desoto Band Wins Award of Excellence
Posted on 11/15/2019
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The DeSoto High School Band under the direction of Delton Brown has been named one of the five divisional winners for the prestigious Dr. William P. Foster Music Education Alliance Award of Excellence. 

The award recognizes quality programs serving historically disadvantaged student populations. This exciting initiative honors select educators and their band programs, which are challenging students and reaching a high level of excellence. “This is a very big deal for our program and city,” said Brown, “To be on the list of selected Divisional winners is a great honor, as I am familiar with these other programs”.

The Eagle Band won in the Southwestern Division along with Glenpool High School in Glenpool, OK and much closer to home, Fossil Ridge High School of Fort Worth won the divisional title in the Western sector, along with Rancho High School in Las Vegas, NV. The fifth winner stemmed from the Northwestern Division, A.C. Davis High School from Yakima, WA.

Each of the schools will automatically be considered for the Dr. William P. Foster Project Award of Excellence National Award, which will be announced at the Midwest Clinic Reception: A Celebration of Musical Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion held by the Midwest Clinic on Wednesday, December 20 in Chicago, Illinois.