The Percussion Ensemble at the School for International Studies at Bammel is getting national recognition, after it received the Mark of Excellence award from the Foundation for Music Education.
Directed by Cam Simpson, the Percussion Ensemble was named a National Winner; in total, 236 musical ensembles entered the competition.
“We are so proud of the student musicians that make up the Percussion Ensemble at the School for International Studies at Bammel,” Dr. Rodney E Watson, Spring ISD Superintendent, said. “Their resilience and talent has always been a point of pride for Bammel and the entire Spring Independent School District. With this national award, they are getting the wider acclaim that they deserve.”
According to the Foundation for Music Education Executive Director Alan Hanna, Bammel was chosen because it serves as a “wonderful example of musical achievement,” also calling the ensemble a credit to Spring ISD and the community.
“I am extremely proud of all of my students, the performing and visual arts staff, and parents who have allowed their scholars to participate in this prestigious program,” Principal Corey LeDay said. “Keep up the great work, and I am looking forward to bringing more awards like this to the School for International Studies at Bammel!”
The Mark of Excellence project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras. This year marks the fourteenth year of the competition.