Congratulations to Jessica and Katie!

Congratulations to Jessica Zhu (12th grade) and Katie Hwang (10th grade) who performed last night as finalists in the US Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition.  String players from across the DMV auditioned to be considered for this competition,...

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Assessment Results

On Tuesday, March 2, 2023, the Wootton Bands participated in the District II Band Adjudication.  The Patriot Winds, Symphonic Winds, and Wind Ensemble received straight A’s, with overall ratings of All Superior.  Comments include “Beautiful...

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MMEA Outstanding Music Educator

Mrs. Eckerle was awarded the MMEA Outstanding Music Educator Award.  She was recognized at the Annual Awards for Excellence presentation during the MMEA annual conference on Saturday, March 4, 2023.

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WBDI Scroll of Excellence

Mrs. Eckerle was awarded the Women Band Directors International Scroll of Excellence Award on December 14, 2022, for her consistency, contribution, and passion for band and music education. The purpose of the Scroll of Excellence award is to honor...

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2022 MMBA Open West Region Champions

On November 5, 2022, the Marching Band competed at the MMBA Urbana competition, a Prelims/Finals format.  They performed at 2:30 and won 1st place in the Open-Small division, earning the caption award for Best Color Guard, Best Overall Effect, and...

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Patriot Winds to perform at the MMEA Fall In-Service

On Friday, October 21, 2022, the Patriot Winds helped me present a session on tone at the Maryland Music Educators Fall Conference, which was very well received.  Some students spoke, and they handled themselves very professionally.  All Patriot...

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