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Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band
Recognized as one of the top Community Bands in the Nation!
At the recent Mid-West Band Clinic in Chicago, IL, the John Philip Sousa Foundation announced the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band would be one of two recipients of the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Silver Scroll Award for 2013. This is the highest award a community band can earn and puts the Lake Oswego “Millennium Band” in a most prestigious group of community bands. Since the award was initiated in 1987, only 42 bands prior to this year have been so honored.
The purpose of the Sudler Silver Scroll Award is to identify, recognize and honor those community bands that have demonstrated particularly high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years, and must have played a significant and leading role in the cultural and musical environment in their respective communities In addition, the band must have consistently selected and performed a high level of musical literature and the conductor must have been incumbent in his or her position for a minimum of five years.
Musical Director of the band, Dale Cleland, and his wife, Rosemary (a trumpet player in the band), were in Chicago to accept the recognition of the award. The official award presentation to the Lake Oswego Millennium Concert Band by the John Philip Sousa Foundation will occur on February 23 at Lakeridge High School during their next concert. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. No admission charge.
The John Philip Sousa Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international understanding through the medium of band music.