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Awards and Honors

BAND PROGRAM AWARDS/HONORS

Here are just a few of the recent awards and honors earned by the Rosemount HS Band program: 

2019 Awards and Honors

      Minnesota Marching Band State Champion (13thtime in 14 years)
Outstanding Music (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding General Effect (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding Visual (Prelims)
Outstanding Color Guard (Finals)
       11thPlace - St. Louis “Super-Regional” Finalist, Bands of America/Music for All 
(15thSuper Regional Finals Appearance)
       2ndPlace - Cedar Falls “Regional” Finalist, Bands of America/Music for All
Outstanding Music Performance 
Outstanding General Effect
      1stPlace - Cedar Falls “Regional” Class AAA Champion, Bands of America/Music for All
Outstanding Visual Performance 
Outstanding General Effect 

      1stPlace - Pursuit of Excellence Marching Band Competition – Marshall, Minnesota
Sweepstakes Award
Outstanding Drum Majors
Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Brass
Outstanding Woodwinds
Outstanding Concert Percussion
Outstanding Battery Percussion
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Visual
      1stPlace - Eastview Marching Band Festival – Apple Valley, Minnesota
Outstanding Drum Majors
Outstanding Winds
Outstanding Soloist 

      Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion Parade Marching Band (10thtime in 11 years)
      “CCO Champion” featured of WCCO-TV (CBS) October, 2019
       Scholastic A Champion for the North Star Color Guard Association (winter guard)
       Scholastic A Winter Guard attending the 2020 WGI Sport of the Arts Championships in Dayton, Ohio
       Scholastic RA 2ndPlace for the North Star Color Guard Association (winter guard)
       Band Performance tour to Ireland, Spring 2019
 

2018 Awards and Honors

      Minnesota Marching Band State Champion
Outstanding Visual (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding Music (Finals)
Outstanding Effect (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding Color Guard (Prelims)
       9thPlace - Indianapolis “Super Regional” Finalist, Bands of America/Music for All
       1stPlace - Music of the Knight Marching Band Festival – New Brighton, Minnesota
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Visual
Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Percussion
      1stPlace - Pursuit of Excellence Competition – Marshall, MN                                                    
Sweepstakes Award
Outstanding Drum Majors
Outstanding Color Guard                                                                                  
Outstanding Brass
Outstanding Woodwinds
Outstanding Concert Percussion
Outstanding Battery Percussion
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Visual
      1stPlace - Eastview Marching Band Festival – Apple Valley, Minnesota
Outstanding Drum Majors
Outstanding Winds
Outstanding Soloist 

      Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion Parade Marching Band
      Rosemount Area Arts Council featured Concert in the Park – August, 2018
       “Best of Minnesota” Marching Band, featured of WCCO-TV (CBS) September, 2018
      Rosemount Percussion Ensemble was selected to perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Association in the Minneapolis Convention Center, February 2018
      “Super Bowl Live” performance – Minneapolis Convention Center during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis
      Indoor Performance Ensemble Scholastic Open Class Champion for the Minnesota Percussion Association
      Scholastic A Winter Guard attended the 2018 WGI Sport of the Arts Championships in Dayton, Ohio

2017 Awards and Honors
      Minnesota Marching Band State Champion
Outstanding Visual (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding Music (Finals)
Outstanding Effect (Finals)
Outstanding Percussion (Prelims/Finals)
      9thPlace - Indianapolis “Super Regional” Finalist, Bands of America/Music for All 
      2ndPlace - Indianapolis “Super Regional Class AAA, Bands of America/Music for All
      1stPlace - Eastview Marching Band Festival – Apple Valley, Minnesota
Outstanding Drum Majors
Outstanding Winds

Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Soloist 

       1stPlace - Music of the Knight Marching Band Festival – New Brighton, Minnesota
Outstanding Visual
Outstanding General Effect
      Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, November, 2017
      City of Rosemount Tree Lighting performing group – Rosemount Community Center
      Mall of America Performance to welcome Santa to the MOA – November, 2017
      Rosemount High School Centennial Celebration – September, 2017
      Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion Parade Marching Band
      Rosemount Area Arts Council featured Concert in the Park – August, 2017
      Indoor Performance Ensemble Scholastic Open Class Champion for the Minnesota Percussion Association
      Scholastic A Champion for the North Star Color Guard Association (winter guard)

2016 Awards and Honors
       Minnesota Marching Band State Champion 
Outstanding Visual (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding Music (Finals)
Outstanding Effect (Prelims/Finals)
Outstanding Percussion (Finals)
Outstanding Color Guard (Prelims/Finals)
      7thPlace - St. Louis “Super-Regional” Finalist, Bands of America/Music for All
      1stPlace - St. Louis “Super-Regional” Class AAA, Bands of America/Music for All                    
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Visual
Outstanding General Effect
      1stPlace Blue Springs Golden Regiment Invitational – Class AAA (Prelims) – Blue Springs, MO
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Visual
Outstanding General Effect
      2ndPlace Blue Springs Golden Regiment Invitational – Finals – Blue Springs, MO
       1stPlace - Music of the Knight Marching Band Festival – New Brighton, Minnesota
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Visual
Outstanding Soloist
      2ndPlace Eastview Marching Band Festival – Apple Valley, MN
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Drum Majors
      WE Day Minnesota featured performance, Rosemount High School Drumline-Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
      Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion Parade Marching Band
      Rosemount Area Arts Council featured Concert in the Park – August, 2016
      Band performance tour to Madrid and Barcelona Spain, Spring 2016

 Additional Highlights:
       Current enrollment (2019-20) in the Rosemount High School Band Program is 497 students.
       We annually host one of the largest and among the longest-running marching band competitions in the state: The 30th Annual Rosemount Marching Band Festival occurred on September 14, 2019 involving 2,000+ student performers, and a live audience of 4,000+ spectators. 
       Students involved in the Rosemount HS Band are continually selected for participation in the following honor bands and ongoing performance ensembles: 

MMEA All-State Bands (Concert, Symphonic, Jazz and Orchestra)
Minnesota Band Directors Association grades 9-10 Honor Bands (Concert, Jazz)
University of Minnesota Honor Band – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Concordia College Honor Band – Moorhead, Minnesota
St. Olaf College Honor Band – Northfield, Minnesota
University of St. Thomas Honor Band – St. Paul, Minnesota
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Honor Band – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Gustavus Adolphus College Honor Band – St. Peter, Minnesota
Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS)
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS)
Rosemount Community Band (RCB)
Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands (MYJB)

       Rosemount High School has a very vibrant and enthusiastic Pep Band that involves over 150+ students participating band students at each athletic event. The Pep Band performs at 16+ athletic events each year (boys and girls hockey, football and basketball) as well as any playoff games. 

       Active Tri-M Music and Dance Honor Society that has over 100 band, choir, and dance members. The Honor Society is a student-led organization that is responsible for ushering at all of our performing arts events throughout the year, along with volunteering their time and talents to other arts-related services. Tri-M is a society governed by MENC (Music Educators National Conference). 

       Rosemount High School offers an AP Music Theory Course.  Many band students register for the course and many receive college credit by successfully completing the AP exam. 

       Rosemount High School also offers courses in Jazz Improvisation and Music Composition for students wanting a more in-depth study of musical creation.

       Participated in commissioning compositions from these composers: Nathan Daughtrey, Timothy Mahr, David Spital, David Childs, Daniel Kallman, Andrew Boysen, Jeffrey Marquardt, Russell Peterson, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Gottry 

Rosemount Percussion Ensemble
Performed at the MMEA (Minnesota Music Educators Association) State Convention in February, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN

Rosemount Jazz 1
3rd place at the prestigious Eau Claire Jazz Festival in Class AA in 2016
Selected to perform at Minneapolis Orchestra Hall for the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble, Wynton Marsalis – Artistic Director, Spring 2010
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Rosemount Colorguard
Selected as WCCO's Best Colorguard in Minnesota 2015.

Rosemount Drumline
Selected as WCCO's Best Drumline in Minnesota 2014.

Rosemount High School Marching Band
Performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 2017
Performed in the Tournament Of Roses Parade, January 1, 2014
Minnesota Marching Band State Champion, 13 years, 2006 – 2014, 2016-2019
15-time National “Super-Regional” Finalist, Bands Of America/Music For All, 2005 - 2019
Minnesota State Fair Champion Parade Marching Band, 2009 – 2013, 2015-2019

Rosemount High School Band was recently featured on the cover, as well as in-depth band program profile, in the School Band & Orchestra periodical publication, June 2011:

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http://www.sbomagazine.com/8162/featured/up-close-rosemount-hs-band-program/

Marching Band featured on live televised performances: WCCO-4, KSTP-5, KARE-11, KMSP-9, and ESPN

Marching Band invited to perform at Minnesota Twins Play-Off baseball games

  • World Series, 1987
  • World Series, 1991
  • Divisional Championship, 2009

Marching Band invited to perform at numerous Minnesota Vikings NFL games (1990’s), and one home Green Bay Packers NFL game (1992)

Marching Band invited by the NFL and CBS Sports to perform on a nationally televised pre-Super Bowl XXVI television special, 2002

Thousands of Superior Ratings earned by Rosemount High School Band students at the annual Solo & Ensemble Contests, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL)

173 students selected for All-State Band (1999 – 2019)
241 students selected for the University of Minnesota Honor Band (1999 – 2019)
110 students selected for the Concordia College Honor Band (1999 – 2019)
99 students selected for the St. Olaf College Honor Band (1999 – 2019)

The Wind Ensemble was invited to perform at the 1993 North Central Division Music Convention (MENC), and several MMEA (Minnesota Music Educators Association) state conventions.

Rosemount High School offers an AP Music Theory Course. Many band students register for the course and many receive college credit by successfully completing the AP exam.

Members of the Rosemount High School Percussion Ensemble had the opportunity to perform with snare drum virtuoso Jeff Queen at the 2011 Minnesota Percussion Association’s Day of Percussion.  Percussion Ensemble Members also had the opportunity to work with percussionist/composer Ney Rosauro at a percussion festival hosted at MacPhail Center for Music, February 2011.  

RHS Band member, Leah Reber, was selected to perform at the International Trumpet Guild Symposium, May 2011, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

3 student finalists in the Schubert Club International Concerto Competition, 2009, 2010, 2011

Grammy Award Signature School, 2009

NAMM “Top 100 Communities Supporting Music Education in America,” 2009

Conn/Selmer Signature “Top 25” Instrumental Music Programs in America, 2009

David Mann – MMEA Best Composition Award Recipient, MMEA State Conference, 2009

Sarah Wachter – MMEA Featured Soloist at MMEA State Conference, 2009

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