John Philip Sousa Award This award is given to a senior band member for outstanding and unique achievement and service in band through exemplary leadership, musicianship, attitude, and dedication. Selected by the directors, the recipient of this award will have their name inscribed on a brass plaque, which is proudly displayed in the band room.
Arion Band Award The Arion Award is presented to a senior band member for outstanding musicianship, achievement, leadership and dedication to music and the band organization. The “runner up” award to the John Philip Sousa Award, it is one of the most prestigious awards in the band program. The recipient of this award will have their name inscribed on a brass plaque, which is proudly displayed in the band room.
Semper Fidelis Award This award, selected by the directors, is given to a senior classman. Presented by the United States Marines Youth Foundation, Inc. and the Marine Corps League, it is given in recognition of diligence, dedication and musical excellence.
Patrick S. Gilmore Award Selected by the band staff, this award is given to the member of the Concert Band that demonstrates service in band through exemplary leadership, musicianship, attitude, and dedication.
Outstanding Freshmen, Sophomore & Junior Band Awards These awards are presented to select students in grades 9, 10, and 11 in recognition of outstanding dedication, superior service, and positive contributions to the band.
Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Named after the legendary American jazz artist, Louis Armstrong, this award is given to the outstanding senior jazz performer. This award recognizes leadership, outstanding creative jazz musicianship, jazz improvisation, and dedication to jazz band. The recipient of this award will have their name inscribed on a brass plaque, which is proudly displayed in the band room.
Woody Herman Jazz Award This award, selected by the directors, is given to the member of Jazz Ensemble #2 that demonstrates outstanding leadership, improvisation, and dedication to jazz band.
Danie Thomssen Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is given in memory of Danie Thomssen (Class of 2016). The recipient of this award will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship upon graduation. It is presented to one senior in the Century High School Band Program that the band directors feel demonstrate a strong sense dedication to the band program, leadership in the classroom, self-discipline in their practice, and a high level of musical excellence.
Brad Melby Memorial Scholarship The recipient of this award will receive $100.00 scholarship upon graduation from Century High School. Voted upon by members of the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, it is presented to the underclassman that displays the most dedication, spirit, and enthusiasm. It is given by Ron and Carol Melby in memory of their son Brad.
Tim and Deb Fogderud Scholarship This scholarship was established in 2010. Given by long time Century band director Tim Fogderud and his wife, this scholarship will supply two students with eight one-half hour lessons from the private lesson instructor of the student’s choice.
Harold Kepler Memorial Scholarship Given in memory of Harold Kepler, Century’s first band director and composer of the school song, the recipient of this award receives a half-scholarship to the International Music Camp.
Solo and Ensemble Medal The award is presented by the North Dakota High School Activity Association to any student who achieves a superior rating at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
North Dakota All-State Member Each year students can audition for selection into the North Dakota Music Educators Association (NDMEA) All-State Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble. Those selected are named as All-State musicians and participate in the North Dakota All-State Festival in March.
Varsity Letter for Band All band members have the opportunity to earn a varsity letter in band. This award recognizes additional service and musical achievement through participation in band co-curricular activities. Each student wishing to be considered for a letter during any given school year should let the appropriate teacher know, and a folder will be started for that student. The student will be responsible for making sure that the folder is kept up to date. All decisions as to lettering will be made by the directors.
The Century High School Band Program is under the governing rules of the North Dakota High School Activities Association and Century High School. Band members are subject to the same policies regarding grades, attendance, chemical/tobacco use and sexual/religious/racial harassment policies as set by these institutions. Violations of the policies could result in suspension from band activities, and loss of co-curricular points.
Requirement #1 Participate in one of the three West State Music Contests throughout the year.
Requirement #2 Audition and/or participate in another festival such as North Dakota All-State or complete community service, i.e. set-up for concerts where the student is not already involved.
Requirement #3 - one of the following 1. Attendance at three community or school musical events each semester. 2. Private lessons in voice or instrument each semester.
Requirement #4 - must be a member in good standing 1. Eligibility. 2. Maintain a 3.5 GPA in band. 3. Appropriate behavior in the ensemble at all times. 4. Classroom effort/cooperation. 5. No unexcused absences from concerts or classes.