Mark Of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence project seeks to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands, choirs and orchestras. The project gathers entries from throughout the United States and provides valuable feedback for all entrants. A unique competitive environment is created which allows ensembles to compare their performance quality to other outstanding groups from across the country. The top 25% of entrants are recognized as National Winners, with the second 25% named as Commended Winners. All entrants receive a compilation recording of the winning performances. Winners are recognized in regional and/or national publications and at national and regional conventions. It is hoped the adjudicator critiques and the compilation recordings will prove helpful in improving performances and will spread knowledge of quality literature.

2022 Entry Information

National Wind Band Honors
National Orchestra Honors
National Choral Honors
National Jazz Honors
National Percussion Honors
National Mariachi Honors

2022 Mark of Excellence Adjudicators

National Wind Band Honors Project – Larry Livingston, Anthony Maiello, Fred Allen, Robert M. Carnochan
National Orchestra Honors Project – Larry Livingston, Robert Franz
National Choral Honors Project – Amanda Quist
National Percussion Ensemble Honors Project – She-e Wu
National Jazz Honors Project – Aaron Lington
National Mariachi Honors Project – John Lopez

Past Results and Information

2021 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2020 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2019 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2018 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2017 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators 
2016 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2015 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2014 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2013 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2012 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2011 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2010 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2009 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators
2008 Mark of Excellence Results and Adjudicators