Wednesday, December 14, 2016
FINALISTS: Bands & Wind Ensembles, 2016, in all categories
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If you are not a finalist this year, please remember that the contests are not yet over. The American Prize reserves the right to award Honorable Mentions and Citations for Special Achievement to any contestant, regardless of final placement.
Citations and Honorable Mentions are usually awarded at the same time as winners and runners-up, but can be presented at any time up to the last winners' announcement.
Please make us aware of any misprints in the listings below by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog. (See sample, below.)
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—college/university division
Capital University Symphonic Winds
Jeffrey D. Gershman Columbus OH
Hodgson Wind Symphony
Jaclyn Hartenberger Athens GA
IL Wesleyan Wind Ensemble
Lev Ivanov Bloomington IL
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—community division
Quad City Wind Ensemble
Brian Hughes Davenport IA
St. Norbert Community Band
Michael Knight De Pere WI
The Valley Winds
Brian Messier Amherst MA
Eastern Wind Symphony
Todd Nichols Princeton NJ
FINALISTS: The American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance—school division
North Hills HS Wind Ensemble
Leonard Lavelle Pittsburgh
Belchertown HS Wind Ensemble
Brian Messier Belchertown MA
Youth Wind Ensemble of Westchester
Bradley Morrison Ossining NY
Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra
Elijah Wirth Baltimore MD
We encourage finalists to make the most of their selection by announcing it on social media, and including a link to this announcement on their website or blog.
Here is a sample announcement:
"Great News! (Ensemble) just been selected as a finalist in the (blank) division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. Here's the link: (copy link here). The American Prize will be announcing winners in my division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize "
Please feel free to modify or expand this announcement to suit your needs.
Congratulations to all finalists.