Congratulations to the following cadets for their achievements in music for the 2020-21 academic year.
Bryce Bowen – LTC Elmer R. Jackson Music Award
Given to cadets who have the most distinguished service to the music program. The award honors Elmer R. Jackson, a former MMA employee who served MMA for nearly 50 years. Jackson served as MMA’s band director from 1931-1950 and an admissions counselor from 1950-1978.
Michael Machary-Pagan – COL Paul F. Cherches Memorial Award
Awarded to the cadet who is considered the most valuable band member through his dedication to the gift of music. The award honors Col. Paul Cherches, MMA’s director of music between 1950-1989.
Victor Patino-Matos – Crain-Jorishie Jazz Musician Award
Awarded to the cadet who is best player in the MMA Jazz Band. The award honors Jeffrey Crain '76 and Jeffrey Jorishie '76, MMA alumni who were band company commander and drum major, respectively.
Matthew Hamilton, Evan Schreyer and William Dunn – Streep Brothers Band Award
Awarded in recognition of their active participation in music performances and studies, and for their loyalty, punctuality and qualities of a good band member. The award honors Foster Streep ’30, Byron Streep ’29 and Dale E. Streep ’41.
Bradford Wright – Sousa Award for Outstanding Contribution to Band
Awarded to a cadet who has been a pinnacle of achievement in a high school band. The award honors John Sousa, also known as "The March King," an American composer and conductor known primarily for American military marches.
Parker Woodruff – String Award
Awarded annually to a cadet who best shows commitment and dedication to the String Program.
Kruze Hagan – Middle School Band Award
Jancarlo Barajas – First Outstanding Chorister
Dhalil Belko – Outstanding Chorister