The John Philip Sousa Award

The John Philip Sousa Award is given each year to our “MVP” – a student who has excelled in multiple aspects of our program, has consistently earned chairs in regional/state honors bands, has demonstrated leadership, kindness, and a willingness to share his/her talent with others, succeeds academically, and who exudes a passion for music. This award is given by high school band programs across the nation, and has been given at Myers Park each year since 1972. Following are the MP Bands past and present recipients of the John Phillip Sousa Award: