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    Tooting the horn of top Braham musicians

    27 days ago

    Braham Area High School honored two of its seniors with music awards at the school’s final band and choir concert of the year in late April.

    Delaney Johnson was awarded the National School Choral Award, while Ben White was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award.

    Johnson participated in both band and choir for her entire high school career. She has been a part of concert band, jazz band, all-conference band, choir, Echelon (extra-curricular choir), all-conference choir, and has also had several lead parts in Braham school musicals.

    The National School Choral Award recognizes the dedication and musical achievement of the top choral student. The award reads, “In recognition of singular merit, ability, and achievement, of outstanding contributions to the success of the school vocal program, and of an unusual degree of loyalty, cooperation and high qualities of conduct, by the general consent of the music faculty, school officials, and others.”

    White participated in band his entire high school career, playing in the jazz band, concert band, pep band, all-conference band, and has attended several Honor Band events.

    The John Philip Sousa Award was created to honor the top band student. The award reads, “The John Philip Sousa Award recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.”

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