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MISD Band Wins International Award for Excellence
Summit High School Band

Summit High School received a top honor for consistently demonstrating high standards of excellence in concert activities.

The Jaguar Band was given the Sudler Flag of Honor by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. High school programs that receive the award have proven to have a record of outstanding performance at the regional, state and national level.

In addition to outstanding group performances, a number of the students in the band must have participated in district and all-state honor bands or similar all-area groups. The director must have also been incumbent in his or her position for at least seven years.

“The award is a very high honor and looks at all aspects of a band program,” said Chris Kanicki, Summit High School band director. “The application process consists of a large committee of accomplished band directors reviewing three years’ worth of concert band recordings. Congratulations to our many outstanding students and teachers throughout the years that helped bring about this incredible achievement!”

Bands receiving the Sudler Flag of Honor receive a branded red, white and blue flag trimmed with gold fringe. The Summit High School band will celebrate its achievement in May during its spring concert.

The director will also be given an engraved plaque and each of the members of the band will receive an individualized diploma.

All Sudler Flag of Honor Bands are automatically included in the Sousa Foundation's Historic Roll of Honor of outstanding high school concert bands. View more information about the Sudler Flag of Honor here.


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