FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Music Educators Association awarded the South Forsyth Middle School band program an Exemplary Performance Award for the completion of several high achievement goals.
The South Forsyth Middle School band is one of only a few programs from across the entire state to receive this award.
The award is presented based on the completion of four major, yearlong goals and on the submission of a recording that is judged by a panel of music educators.
"My students, parents and administration were all extremely proud to receive this award from our state music association," said Andrew Poor, South Forsyth Middle School band director. "It is difficult to meet the requirements for the award and it is an even bigger accomplishment to be selected by the committee."
The award will be presented to the students of the South Forsyth Middle School band at their fall band concert on Oct. 20 at the South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Center, 585 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming.
"We hope to qualify each year, as meeting the goals for the award are important to the growth of the students as young musicians," said Poor.
The South Forsyth Middle School band has several plans for the upcoming year including a Festival Disney program in March 2015 and the construction of a new band room to accommodate the growth of the program.