Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Members of the 2016-17 Batesburg-Leesville Middle and High School Bands were recognized in May for their hard work and performance during the annual Awards Program.
The following students received recognition.
Middle School Band Awards
Director’s Award – William Lake
Most Valuable 8th Grade Band Member – Darius Highley
Alex Hodges Award – Landon Truitt
High School Band Awards
Rookie of the Year – Josh Tucker
National School Colorguard Award – Brittany Boland
Most Improved Musician – Austin Guo
Most Improved Colorguard – flag – Harley Lawson
Most Improved Colorguard – weapon – Shanise Dunn
Most Improved Overall – Mariela Rios
Esprit de Corps Award – Hannah Taylor
Director’s Award - Aza McMillan
John Philip Sousa Award – Lucas Swygert
Senior band member, Lucas Swygert, was also presented with a $1000 scholarship by the B-L Band Booster Club. The Batesburg-Leesville Middle School Band is under the direction of Cissy Terlizzi and the Batesburg-Leesville High School Band is under the direction of Josh Brown.
Landon Truitt, William Lake and Darius Highley
Seated: Shanise Dunn, Hannah Taylor, Mariela Rios
Standing: Josh Tucker, Harley Lawson, Lucas Swygert. Brittany Boland
Absent: Austin Guo and Aza McMillan