On June 1, 2018, The Carrollton Wind Symphony, Carrollton, TX, will be presented the “Sudler Silver Scroll”, North America’s Most Prestigious Award for Community Concert Bands presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The criteria for consideration for this honor includes the band having achieved and maintained particularly high standards of excellence in concert performances. They must have selected a high level of musical literature over a period of years. The conductor must be incumbent in his or her position for a minimum of five years including the current year. The band must have demonstrated a record of contributing significantly to the high standards of cultural environment in its community both by its performances and by involving a high percentage of community residents as performers.
The Carrollton Wind Symphony is an all-volunteer symphonic band that is sponsored by the City of Carrollton. It was founded in 1995 as a small group by John Zulli, known as the Carrollton Community Band. Mr. Zulli’s small group has grown to over 90 members and is now led by Conductor/Artistic Director Jim McDaniel and Associate Director Jim Moen.
The band normally presents a series of 4 to 6 concerts annually. Members range from those picking up their instrument for the first time in years, to local school band directors, private lesson teachers, to professional musicians. The Wind Symphony is supported by Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, the City of Carrollton and other private donations. The Carrollton Wind Symphony is a member of the Association of Concert Bands, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of adult community bands. The Carrollton Wind Symphony was selected twice to perform at the Texas Bandmasters Association in San Antonio and also at the Association of Concert Bands Convention. On Friday, June 1st, the President of the Midwest Board of Directors, Dr. Richard Crain, will present the “Sudler Silver Scroll” to the Carrollton Wind Symphony at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Creekview High School. Admission is free.