All finalists receive written evaluations from a member of The American Prize judging panel.
Complete listings of finalists and semi-finalists in The American Prize competitions may be found elsewhere on this blog.
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The American Prize in Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Performance
—high school division
The American Prize winner:
FREDERICK FENNELL WIND ENSEMBLE
Teren Shaffer, conductor
Santa Ana CA
|Frederick Fennell Wind Ensemble|
Among judges' comments: "such a sound can be compared not only to the first-tier collegiate wind ensembles in this country, but also premiere wind ensembles and concert bands of international
NORTH HILLS HIGH SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE
Len Lavalle, conductor
|North Hills High School Wind Ensemble|
Among judges' comments: "a very polished, energetic sound and a very persuasive way of presenting each work..."
CLEAR CREEK WIND ENSEMBLE
Stephen Meyer, conductor
League City TX
|Clear Creek Wind Ensemble|
Among judges' comments: "...a cadre of top-notch musicians..."