COMPETITION AWARDS
The Saucedo Band Program has been an active participant in the CPS Elementary Music Festival, commonly called "Contest" amongst students and band directors, since 2005. Currently, the Saucedo Concert Band has always returned with a minimum of a Superior Rating. Below is a listing each individual judges' scores and what the band had performed that year. Each judge can award a maximum of 40 points in total.

For Intermediate Band scores, click here.
For Latin Big Band scores, click here.
For IGSMA scores, click here.
For Student Awards, click here.

 
CONCERT BAND 2005
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
The High School Cadets John Phillip Sousa / arr. Contorno C. L. Barnhouse
Dreamscape Ed Huckeby C. L. Barnhouse 2
Corinthium Michael Sweeney Hal Leonard 2
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 39 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 40
JUDGE #3 39





CONCERT BAND 2006
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Courage Harold Bennett / arr. Clark Carl Fischer 2
Ammerland Jacob De Haan De Haske
Equinox Ed Huckeby C. L. Barnhouse
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 40 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 37
JUDGE #3 38





CONCERT BAND 2007
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
España Cañi Pascual Marquina / arr. Moss Hal Leonard 3
Nightsong Richard Saucedo Hal Leonard 2
Fire! Gary Gilroy Wingert-Jones 4
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 40 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 40
JUDGE #3 40





CONCERT BAND 2008
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Pas Redoublé Camile Saint-Saëns / arr. Frackenpohl Shawnee Press
Perthshire Majesty Samuel Hazo Boosey & Hawkes 4
The Last to Defend David Shaffer C. L. Barnhouse 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 39 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 39
JUDGE #3 40





CONCERT BAND 2009 *
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Voci Sacre Luigi Zaninelli Shawnee Press 4
Spirit of the Falcon Richard Saucedo Hal Leonard 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 39 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 37
JUDGE #3 39

* In 2009, the required number of performed selections was reduced to 2.
The rating of Honors Superior was also added this year.




CONCERT BAND 2010
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Monterosi Jacob De Haan De Haske 3
Albanian Dance Shelley Hanson Boosey & Hawkes 4
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 40 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 38
JUDGE #3 39





CONCERT BAND 2011
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Vocalise, Opus 34, No.14 Sergei Rachmaninoff / arr. Roszell Alfred 3
For the Fallen David Shaffer C. L. Barnhouse 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 40 RATING

HONORS SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 39
JUDGE #3 40





CONCERT BAND 2012
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
An American Elegy Frank Ticheli Manhattan Music 4
Fuego del Alma Carl Strommen Alfred
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 40 RATING

HONORS SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 40
JUDGE #3 40





CONCERT BAND 2013
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Amazing Grace Frank Ticheli Manhattan Music 3
Carmina Burana Carl Orff / arr. Bocook Editions Schott
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 39 RATING

HONORS SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 39
JUDGE #3 39





CONCERT BAND 2014
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
The Garden of Proserpine Alfred Reed Ludwig Masters 3
Gypsy Dance Joseph Compello Carl Fischer
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 38 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 40
JUDGE #3 40





CONCERT BAND 2015
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
A Symphonic Prelude Alfred Reed Marks Band 4
Palladio Karl Jenkins / arr. Longfield Boosey & Hawkes 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 39 RATING

HONORS SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 40
JUDGE #3 39





CONCERT BAND 2016
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Cloudburst Eric Whitacre Hal Leonard 4
Minimalist Dances Matt Conaway Barnhouse
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 37 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 39
JUDGE #3 39





CONCERT BAND 2017
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
La Rodana Ferrer Ferran Iber Música 3
Irish Tune from County Derry & Shepherd's Hey Percy Grainger Carl Fischer 4
Undecim Randall Standridge Alfred
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 40 RATING

HONORS SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 39
JUDGE #3 40





CONCERT BAND 2018
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Amparito Roca Jaime Texidor / arr. Winters Boosey & Hawkes 3
October Eric Whitacre Hal Leonard 4
Incantation and Dance John Barnes Chance Boosey & Hawkes 5
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 39 RATING

HONORS SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 40
JUDGE #3 40





INTERMEDIATE BAND 2008
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Los Banditos Quincy Hilliard C. L. Barnhouse 2
A Song for Friends Larry Daehn Daehn Music
The Crossings Robert Sheldon C. L. Barnhouse 2
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 36 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 36
JUDGE #3 38





INTERMEDIATE BAND 2013
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Crossings in Time Michael Sweeney Hal Leonard 2
Gravitas Dallas Burke Matrix Music 2
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 36 RATING

EXCELLENT

JUDGE #2 35
JUDGE #3 29





INTERMEDIATE BAND 2014
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Ruminations Sean O'Loughlin Carl Fischer
Arabian Dances Roland Barrett Hal Leonard 2
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 37 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 36
JUDGE #3 40





INTERMEDIATE BAND 2015
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
A Childhood Hymn David Holsinger Wingert-Jones 2
Fearless Ryan Main Wingert-Jones 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 35 RATING

EXCELLENT

JUDGE #2 38
JUDGE #3 32





INTERMEDIATE BAND 2018
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Thunderbolt Peak Timothy Johnson Curnow Music 1
Cyclone Michael Oare Hal Leonard 2
Blazon James Curnow Curnow Music
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 36 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 36
JUDGE #3 38





LATIN BIG BAND 2008
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Childen of Sanchez Chuck Mangione / arr. Victor Lopez Belwin Jazz 3
¡Apprendelo! Carlos Ayento Ayento Music Pub. 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 48 / 60 RATING

EXCELLENT

JUDGE #2 48 / 60
JUDGE #3 46 / 60





LATIN BIG BAND 2011
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Sweet Dreams Victor Lopez Belwin Jazz 3
Tanganova Michael Mossman Hal Leonard 4
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 57 / 60 RATING

EXCELLENT

JUDGE #2 52 / 60
JUDGE #3 50 / 60





LATIN BIG BAND 2012
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
La Sombra de tu Sonrisa Johnny Mandel / arr. Ayento Ayento Music Pub. 3
Libertango Michael Mossman Hal Leonard 4
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 55 / 60 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 55 / 60
JUDGE #3 50 / 60





LATIN BIG BAND 2014 *
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Memories Paquito D'Rivera / arr. Ayento Ayento Music Pub. 4
Cubauza Michael Mossman / arr. Ayento Ayento Music Pub. 5
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 45 / 45 RATING

SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 44 / 45
JUDGE #3 41 / 45

* In 2013, the rubric was reformatted to align with the rest of the CPS judging rubrics.




IGSMA AWARDS
In 2016, the Saucedo Concert Band participated in the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) State Band Competition. Scoring is the opposite of the CPS standard, where there perfect score from each judge is 7 (1 point per category). Additional points lower the overall rating.

 
CONCERT BAND 2016
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
El Relicario José Padilla / arr. Longfield Barnhouse 3
Cloudburst Eric Whitacre Hal Leonard 4
Minimalist Dances Matt Conaway Barnhouse
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 7 RATING

DIVISION I
HONOR STATUS

JUDGE #2 9
JUDGE #3 8





CONCERT BAND 2017 District / State
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
La Rodana Ferrer Ferran Iber Música 3
Irish Tune from County Derry & Shepherd's Hey Percy Grainger Carl Fischer 4
Undecim Randall Standridge Alfred
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 District: 7 State: 10 RATING

DIVISION I
SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 District:7 State: 8
JUDGE #3 District:8 State: 8





CONCERT BAND 2018 District
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Amparito Roca Jaime Texidor / arr. Winters Boosey & Hawkes 3
October Eric Whitacre Hal Leonard 4
Incantation and Dance John Barnes Chance Boosey & Hawkes 5
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 District: 8 RATING

DIVISION I
SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 District: 8
JUDGE #3 District: 8





CONCERT BAND 2018 State
PIECE COMPOSER/ARRANGER PUBLISHER GRADE LEVEL
Zacatecas Genardo Codina / arr. Glover Barnhouse 3
A Quiet Music Douglas E. Wagner Alfred 3
Ascentium Ed Huckeby Barnhouse 3
JUDGES' SCORES
JUDGE #1 District: 8 RATING

DIVISION I
SUPERIOR

JUDGE #2 District: 10
JUDGE #3 District: 8





STUDENT AWARDS
At the end of the school year, high honor band awards are given to deserving students who meet certain criteria for a given award. With exception of perfect attendance awards, only one student is awarded these special honors per school year.
 
MOST VALUABLE BEGINNER
This award is given annually to the beginning band student who shows the most promise of being a successful musician during their Saucedo Academy career.

2003 - Rogelio Preciado Class of 2006 Clarinet
2004 - Mauricio Mora Class of 2008 Clarinet
2005 - Angel Martinez Class of 2008 Tenor Saxophone
2006 - Alvaro Serrano Jr. Class of 2010 Trumpet
2007 - Jose Moreno Class of 2011 Trumpet
2008 - Hector Torres Class of 2012 Clarinet
2009 - Johnny Robles Class of 2012 Euphonium
2010 - Alexis Gonzalez Class of 2014 Alto Saxophone
2011 - Antonio Lopez Class of 2015 Trombone
2012 - Jeffrey Ramirez Class of 2016 Trombone
2013 - Miguel Ceballos Class of 2018 Trumpet
2014 - Diego Reyes Class of 2019 Trombone
2015 - Marcus Solorzano Class of 2021 Percussion
2016 - Andrew Olvera Class of 2021 Clarinet
2017 - Saul Cirilo Class of 2022 Trumpet
2018 - Gael Flores Class of 2023 Clarinet
 

 
MOST IMPROVED MUSICIAN
This award is given annually to the band student who has shown the most improvement throughout the course of the school year. Only intermediate and concert band students are eligible for this award.

2003 - Not Awarded ~ ~
2004 - Anthony Gonzalez Class of 2006 Clarinet
2005 - Joel Mora-Cantoran Class of 2007 Trumpet
2006 - Daniel Moreno Class of 2008 Percussion
2007 - Juan Ortega Class of 2007 Trumpet
2008 - Margarita Blanco Class of 2008 Flute
2009 - Esther Pereira Class of 2010 Flute
2010 - Frank Serrano Class of 2014 Alto Saxophone
2011 - Alejandro Fiscal Class of 2014 Percussion
2012 - Christian Resendiz Class of 2014 Mallets
2013 - Juan Aguilera Class of 2016 Tenor Saxophone
2014 - Ody Maldonado Class of 2016 Alto Saxophone
2015 - Richard Vidal Class of 2018 Tuba
2016 - Ivan Ortega Class of 2019 Trumpet
2017 - David Martinez Class of 2018 Horn
2018 - Fabrizio Milcent Class of 2020 Bassoon
 

 
ESPRIT DE CORPS AWARD
Often referred to as the "Spirit Award," it is given to any single intermediate or concert band student who has a positive attitude, shows great enthusiasm and is dedicated to making the group sound its very best.

2003 - Not Awarded ~ ~
2004 - Eduardo Morales Class of 2005 Flute
2005 - Manuel Canchola Class of 2008 Alto Saxophone
2006 - Khristopher Jones Class of 2008 Alto Saxophone
2007 - Ivan Aguayo Class of 2007 Oboe
2008 - Daniel Moreno Class of 2008 Percussion
2009 - Ulises Avila Class of 2012 Flute
2010 - Jacob Delgado Class of 2011 Tenor Saxophone
2011 - Edwin Arias Class of 2012 Trombone
2012 - Citlalli Reyes Class of 2013 Alto Saxophone
2013 - Alan Espriella Class of 2016 Clarinet
2014 - Celeste Chavez Class of 2017 Mallet Percussion
2015 - Karizma Casarez Class of 2019 Clarinet
2016 - Joahan Rodriguez Class of 2016 Percussion
2017 - Carlos Perales Class of 2019 Mallet Percussion
2018 - Mario Zavala Class of 2021 Flute
 

 
MUSICIAN OF DISTINCTION AWARD
This award is given annually to a single Eighth Grader who has shown continuous dedication to band and the study of music. This person has demonstrated superior musical ability on their instrument, faithfully attends all band rehearsals with their parts prepared and is the model of how every band member should act and perform. They are an active participant in other multiple music activies in and out of Saucedo and, in my opinion, has the best chance of being successful in the music industry.

2003 - Danny Hernandez Class of 2003 Alto Saxophone
2004 - Daniel Herrera Class of 2004 Baritone Saxophone
2005 - Deysi Paniagua Class of 2005 Clarinet
2006 - Anthony Gonzalez Class of 2006 Clarinet
2007 - Maricela Valero Class of 2007 Clarinet
2008 - Manuel Canchola Class of 2008 Alto Saxophone
2009 - Diana Solis Class of 2009 Alto Saxophone
2010 - Jose Alicandro Class of 2010 Percussion
2011 - Jacob Delgado Class of 2011 Tenor Saxophone
2012 - Edwin Arias Class of 2012 Trombone
2013 - Abraham Martinez Class of 2013 Baritone Saxophone
2014 - Francisco Alicandro Class of 2014 Trumpet
2015 - Daniel Soto Class of 2015 Tuba
2016 - Ody Maldonado Class of 2016 Alto Saxophone
2017 - Salvador Oronia Class of 2017 Euphonium
2018 - Gael Espriella Class of 2018 Trombone
 

 
THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF PERFECT ATTENDANCE
A difficult award to obtain, a student only receives this award if they attend every single band rehearsal they are scheduled to be at for three consecutive years. There are no excused absences.

2006 - Mauricio Mora Class of 2008 Clarinet
2008 - Valeria Flores Class of 2008 Flute
2010 - Esther Pereira Class of 2010 Flute
2011 - Ulises Avila Class of 2012 Flute
2011 - Guillermo Coba Class of 2013 Mallets
2011 - Jennifer Isidoro Class of 2012 Clarinet
2011 - Abraham Martinez Class of 2013 Tenor Saxophone
2011 - Citlalli Reyes Class of 2013 Alto Saxophone
2013 - Rodrigo Gudiño Class of 2014 Trombone
2013 - Vanessa Marquina Class of 2014 Clarinet
2013 - Silvia Morales Class of 2014 Clarinet
2013 - Bonfilio Reyes Class of 2016 Trumpet
 

 
SPIRIT OF DEDICATION AWARD
Without a doubt, the most difficult award to obtain. A student only receives this award if they attend every single band rehearsal for five consecutive years. Essentially, the student has not missed a single rehearsal since their first day of beginning band. There are no excused absences.

2008 - Mauricio Mora Class of 2008 Clarinet
2015 - Bonfilio Reyes Class of 2016 Trumpet
2018 - Tonantzin Reyes Class of 2019 Oboe
 

 
LIFETIME ATTENDANCE AWARD
A student only receives this award if they attend every single band rehearsal for six consecutive years. The student must have start band in third grade and not miss a single rehearsal since their first day of beginning band. There are no excused absences.

2016 - Bonfilio Reyes Class of 2016 Trumpet