The Peach Co High Symphonic Band’s performance was considered to be of high quality and one of the very best from the state of Georgia stated Rick Yancey, Managing Director, in the official notification letter. The PCHS Band received a plaque and will be receiving a banner. In addition, the PCHS Band is recognized on the Foundation of Music Education’s website and will be recognized in the Georgia Music News which the official publication of the Georgia Music Educators Association.
The 2016 Mark of Excellence Adjudicators were Paula Crider, Professor of Music, former Director of Bands, Univ. of Texas; Gary Green, Director of Bands, Professor Emeritus of Music, Univ. of Miami and James F. Keene, Director of Bands, Professor Emeritus of Music, Univ. of Illinois.
This is the PCHS Band second time winning this award. The Band won this award in 2009. The Band is directed by Darren Johnson Sr.