American Prize Recognizes ACB Members in 2021 Awards Year

From The American Prize Blog:

"The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates and territories." 

On June 25, 2021 National Finalists:  The American Prize for Band/Wind Ensemble Performance were announced.  Seven of our members were recognized in the community division.

  • The Allentown Band (Ronald Demkee) - Allentown, PA
  • Acadian Wind Symphony (Gerald Guilbeaux) - Lafayette LA
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Lee Hartman) - Kansas City MO
  • The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble (Keith W. Hodgson) - Mays Landing NJ
  • Boulder Concert Band (Kenneth Singleton) - Boulder. CO
  • University Heights Symphonic Band (Matthew Salvaggio) - University Heights OH
  • Los Alamos Community Winds (Ted Vives) - Los Alamos NM

On June 15, 2021 National Finalists: The American Prize in Conducting—community band division, 2021were announced.  Two of our members were recognized.

  • Gerald Guilbeaux, Acadian Wind Symphony - Lafayette LA
  • Matthew Salvaggio, University Heights Symphonic Band - University Heights OH

On April 2, 2021  Finalists for The American Prize for Composers - pops/light music were announced. One of our members was recognized for the professional division.

  • Edward (Ted) David Messerschmidt from Poughkeepsie NY for The Source Revisited     

On March 23, 2021  Semi finalists:  The American Prize for Band/Wind Ensemble Performance were announced.  Seven of our members were recognized in the community division.

  • The Allentown Band (Ronald Demkee) - Allentown, PA
  • Acadian Wind Symphony (Gerald Guilbeaux) - Lafayette LA
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Lee Hartman) - Kansas City MO
  • The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble (Keith W. Hodgson) - Mays Landing NJ
  • Boulder Concert Band (Kenneth Singleton) - Boulder. CO
  • University Heights Symphonic Band (Matthew Salvaggio) - University Heights OH
  • Los Alamos Community Winds (Ted Vives) - Los Alamos NM

On March 2, 2021 Semi-finalists: The American Prize for Conductors (band/wind ensemble) were announced.  Two of our members were recognized in the community & school division.

  • Gerald Guilbeaux, Acadian Wind Symphony - Lafayette LA
  • Matthew Salvaggio, University Heights Symphonic Band - University Heights OH

On  January 26, 2021 Semi-finalists for The American Prize for Composers- band/wind ensemble were announced. One of our members was recognized for the professional division.

  • Edward (Ted) David Messerschmidt from Poughkeepsie NY for Symphony for Band: Beyond the Elusive Dream

On  January 15, 2021 Semi-finalists for The American Prize for Composers - pops/light music were announced. One of our members was recognized for the professional division.

  • Edward (Ted) David Messerschmidt from Poughkeepsie NY for The Source Revisited     

Last Updated  June 29, 2021