Awards / Commendations

Awards and Accolades
2000 – Present Wind Ensemble receives unanimous Superior ratings at the District Band and Orchestra Festivals.
2015 Marching Band wins 2nd place at USBands National Championships
2010 Marching Band wins United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Maryland State Class IV Open Championship.
2010 Marching Band wins BOA Regional Championship (Towson University, Towson, Maryland).
2009 Marching Band wins BOA Regional Championship (Towson University, Towson, Maryland).
2009 Marching Band wins USSBA Maryland State Class IV Open Championship.
2008 First marching band from the state of Maryland to compete in a BOA Super Regional competition and is named Super Regional Finalist (Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia).
2004 First Marching Band from the state of Maryland to compete in the BOA Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana and named Grand Nationals Semi-Finalist.
2004 WHS Music Department was selected as the 2004 MENC/MMEA Exemplary Music Program Award Winner. This award is given to one Maryland school annually.
2003 First Marching Band from the state of Maryland to win a BOA Regional competition (John F. Kennedy Stadium, Bridgeport, Connecticut).
2003 Selected as the Carroll County Marching Band representative for the Governor Robert Ehrlich’s Inaugural Parade.
2002 First Marching Band from the state of Maryland to have an undefeated competitive marching band season in Tournament of Bands (TOB).
2002 First Marching Band from the state of Maryland to win a TOB Group IV Atlantic Coast Championship (Lackawanna Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania)
2002 First Marching Band from the state of Maryland to become a Regional Finalist at a BOA Marching Band Regional (Youngstown University, Youngstown, Ohio).
2000 Wind Ensemble and Orchestra place first in Festivals of Music Williamsburg, Virginia competition.
2000 All Bands and Orchestra receive Superior and Excellent ratings at the Festivals of Music Williamsburg, Virginia competition.
1998 Wind Ensemble and Orchestra place first in Festivals of Music Orlando, Florida competition.
1998 All Bands and Orchestra receive Superior and Excellent ratings at the Festivals of Music Orlando, Florida competition.