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Valley Bands Celebrate with Annual Spring Fling Wing Ding (05/13/2021)


May 13, 2021 |

Valley High School senior band students are recognized during an outdoor awards ceremony.
Valley High School senior band students are recognized at the Spring Fling Wing Ding awards ceremony.

The Valley High School and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School bands ended this unique year on a high note with their annual Spring Fling Wing Ding event on May 7. The Valley Southwoods concert band, the Valley concert ensemble, and the Valley symphony band performed concerts in the Staplin Performing Arts Center, followed by an outdoor awards ceremony and senior slideshow. Both schools' jazz bands then performed outdoors, with students and families dancing under the stars in the Valley parking lot.

Please join the Valley Bands in congratulating this year's student musicians, especially 2021 seniors and award winners! 

2021 Awards

Valley Southwoods 

  • William Bird Freshmen Concert Band Award: Logan Campbell
  • Keith Bear Freshmen Concert Band Award: Jonathan Ruth
  • Patrick Gilmore Concert Band Award: Owen Kouba
  • Larry Green Outstanding Freshmen Jazz Award: Collin McCann
  • Woody Herman Jazz Award: Logan Campbell

Valley High School

  • Stan Getz Award: Wyatt Glenn
  • Buddy Rich Award: Henry Shires
  • Miles Davis Award: Luke Rowley
  • Clark Terry Award: Alex Chambers
  • Wes Montgomery Award: Steffen Poulsen
  • Karl King Award: Henry Shires
  • Patrick Gilmore Award (Concert Ensemble): Luke Rowley
  • JJ Johnson Award: Jamie Smith
  • Chet Baker Award: Sam Hanson
  • Cat Anderson Award: Nate Bell
  • Joe Turner Award: Keaton Clark
  • Woody Herman Award: Aidan Offerman, Oscar DeAvila
  • Louis Armstrong Award: Keaton Clark
  • Iowa Bandmasters Award: Sadie Carlson, Madeline Miller, Aidan Offerman, Alexa Noonan, Aditi Tripathy
  • Jerry Kinney Marchmaster Award: Ashwin Dervesh, Bailey Walke, Lindsay Whitehead, Sam Lundberg
  • Greg Mormord Percussion Award: Alex Bray
  • Patrick Gilmore Award (Symphony Band): Nate Bell, Keaton Clark, Oscar DeAvila, Nina Dorr
  • Scott Marshall Award: Jamie Smith
  • Sue Kruse Award: Jamie Smith
  • John Philip Sousa Award: Sam Hanson

Watch the Concerts

Watch Jazz Band Highlights