SFAHS Band Receives National Recognition
Erin Crew

The Spring-Ford Area High School Band Program was awarded the National Band Association Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award: High School and Middle School Eastern Division! 

The Spring-Ford Area High School Band Program was awarded the National Band Association Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award: High School and Middle School Eastern Division! 

The National Band Association (NBA) is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. The NBA Programs of Excellence initiative recognizes quality programs at all levels. Those programs and educators which challenge students and promote standards of excellence will be honored nationally through this initiative.

The Spring-Ford Area High School Band is comprised of students participating in:

  • Golden Rams Marching Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble: Gold
  • Jazz Ensemble: Blue
  • Winter Guard
  • Winter Percussion

Mr. Seth Jones, Spring-Ford Area High School Band Director, said “This is the first time that Spring-Ford has been recognized at the National Level. It is thanks to the dedication of our students, their families, our administrative team, and the entire school community that we have been honored with this award. To be part of our band is to be part of a family. The Spring-Ford band community is truly quite special.”

Spring-Ford Area High School Band was the only high school in the Eastern Division (Maine to Maryland) awarded this year and the first from the Eastern Division since 2014. Across the nation, 14 programs were awarded. Six were from the State of Texas, two from the State of Florida, two from the State of Illinois, one from the State of South Carolina, one from the State of Tennessee, and one from Virginia. 

The National winners of the Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award will be announced at the NBA General Membership Meeting at the Midwest Clinic in December. Results are then posted again on the NBA website and Facebook page by mid-January, plus included in the winter edition of the NBA Journal.

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