|The Sudler Cup
The John Philip Sousa Foundation
To identify, recognize and honor junior high school and middle school concert band programs that have demonstrated particularly significant high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years.
Nominations will be received from any source and at any time by the Sousa Foundation. The nominations will be evaluated by the selection committee established by the Sousa Foundation.
The Selection Committee is composed of successful public school and university band directors who are experienced educators at this level.
There are no specific number of schools honored each year. Nominations may be received at any time, but the actual selection is made annually in December. Bands that are approved to receive the award will be notified by the executive committee of the Sousa Foundation.
Nomination forms may be obtained by writing or click the link below:
The Sousa Foundation"Sudler Cup" Program345 Overlook Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 Download Nomination form: Sudler Cup
Bands nominated for the award will be asked to submit materials for evaluation purposes. These should include:1. Concert programs covering the previous three or more years.
2. A recording from the previous year which should include a quickstep type march and at least two other works for band in contrasting styles.
3. Photographs of the band director and concert band.
4. Press clippings or copies of press clippings.
5. Solo/ ensemble participation and/ or honor band programs showing participation.
6. Written recommendations from three or more band conductors of recognized national reputation who have heard the band perform recently.
7. An information form to be filled out by the conductor for use by the selection committee.
Bands receiving The Sudler Cup will receive a beautiful silver cup with the name of the band director and school engraved on the base. The cup is approximately 12 inches in height and mounted on a handsome wood base.
The Sudler Cup will be presented to the director. An engraved plaque will be presented to the school and each member of the current concert band will received an attractive individualized diploma.
The band must have achieved and maintained a high standard of literature in the concert area over a period of several years.
The concert band will have placed itself in situations where there has been opportunity for evaluation by qualified persons or has been rated "superior" at state, regional, or national levels in concert activities.
The band should have performed at regional, state, national, and professional meetings of significance. These can include but are not limited to state music conventions, regional or national MENC meetings, and state or national band association conventions.
The director must have been incumbent in his/her position for at least seven years, including the current year.
A number of the students in the band should have participated in district and all-state honor bands or similar all-area groups.
The total program of music should exemplify what is considered a sound viable, music education program for this level of endeavor.
The award is administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation and implemented by its executive committee.
Sudler Cup Recipients
|Mr. Don Black||Morehead Junior High||El Paso, Texas|
|Ms Patricia Garren||Ashville Junior High||Ashville, N. Carolina|
|Ms Barbara Prentice||Gunn Junior High ||Arlington, Texas|
|Mr. David Reul||Oconomowoc Junior High||Oconomowoc, WS|
|Mr. W. Edward Davis||Adamson Junior High||Rex, Georgia|
|Mr. Frank Howe||Southwestern Junior High||Lakeland, Florida|
|Mr. Ron Biffle||Morrow Junior High||Morrow, Georgia|
|Ms Georgene Davis||Scottsbluff Junior High||Scottsbluff, Nebraska|
|Ms Marion West||Richardson North Jr. High||Richardson, Texas|
|Mr. Ben Walker||David Crokett Junior High||Odessa, Texas|
|Ms Cheryl Floyd||Murchison Middle School||Austin,Texas|
|Mr. Richard Sanger||Thoreau Intermediate School||Vienna, Virgina|
|Ms Ty Ann Payne||Westwood Junior High||Dallas, Texas|
|Mr. Wade McDonald||McAdams Middle School||Dickinson, Texas|
|Ms Carol Walther||Wm. Adams Junior High||Alice, Texas|
|Mr. Boniface Leon||Highlands Intermediate School||Pearl City, Hawaii|
|Mr. Bobby Brown||Hodges Bend Middle School||Houston, Texas|
|Mr. Benjamin Daves||DeSoto West Middle School||DeSoto, Texas|
|Mr. Michael Tucker||Pittman Middle School||Hueytown, Alabama|
|Mr. Jim Phillips||Prarie Middle School||Hutchinson, Kansas|
|Ms Noreen Linneman||Herndon Middle School ||Herndon, Virgina|
|Ms Cindy Bulloch||Nimitz Jr. High School||Odessa, Texas|
|Ms Linda Gammon||Robinson Middle School|
|Mr. John Michael Benzer||The Colony Middle School||The Colony, Texas|
Mr. John Michael Benzer
Griffin Middle School
|The Colony, Texas|
|Mr. Gregory Dick ||Space Center Middle ||Houston, Texas|
|Mr. J.D. Anderson||Longfellow Middle School||Falls Church, Virgina|
Mr. David Woodard
Irmo Middle School
Irmo, South Carolina
Ms Diane Gorzycki
Mr. Daniel L Kosko
Mr. Louis C. Bean
Bailey Middle School
Frost Middle School
Lake Braddock Middle School
Ms Bethann Adams
First Colony Middle School
|Ms Marcia Zofutto|
Ms Betty Bierschenk-Pierce
Coyle Middle School
Grisham Middle School
Ms Cynthia Lansford
Mr. Ruben Garcia
North Ridge Middle School
Holub Middle School
North Richmond, Texas
Ms Jean Green
Ms Kyle Marie Steffens
L.J. Alemann Middle School
Cooper Middle School
Mr. Chip De Stefano
McCracken Middle School
|Skokie, Illinois |
Mr. Manuel C. San Luis
Cedar Park Middle School
Cedar Park, Texas
Mr. Gregory Countryman
Fort Settlement Middle School
Sugar Land, Texas
Mr. Robert Herrings III
Mr. Donal McCandless
Artie Henry Middle School
Forbes Middle School
Space Center Middle School
Cedar Park, Texas
Mr. Rory Davis
Mr. Heath Wolf
Mr. Mark Gurgel
Mr. W. Everett McConn
Cinco Ranch Junior High School
Farmington Junior High School
Kealing Middle School
Fort Clarke Middle School