Michael Peters, Creston High School band director, presented senior awards Thursday at the Parade of Bands concert at Creston High School.
Adam Bochart, son of Brenda and Jay Bochart, was presented with the 2013 Arion Award.
Established in 1948, the Arion Award is the highest honor bestowed on a student in the Creston High School band program. This award is voted upon by the entire band. The winner’s name is placed on the list of Arion Award winners from throughout the nation and sent to hundreds of colleges and universities for possible scholarship consideration. The following 10 points of consideration are used as guidelines for selection: better than average scholarship standing, cooperation over and above normal duties, general musicianship, music performance, attendance, ambition, diligence, inspiration to others, personal habits and qualified to carry on the best traditions of the school and community.
Theo Hartman, son of Jerry and Laura Hartman, was presented with the John Philip Sousa Award.
Since 1954, U.S. high schools have presented the John Philip Sousa Award to outstanding band students. The award recognizes young musicians displaying superior musicianship, leadership, dependability, loyalty, cooperation and other qualities of conduct that school instrumental music programs strive to impart. It promotes the entire band by encouraging musicians to greater achievement and enthusiasm while providing an inspiring stimulus for potential instrumentalists.