The Canyon Ridge Middle School and Vista Ridge High School bands were recently recognized as exemplary band programs by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

Canyon Ridge Middle School was awarded the Sudler Cup, an awarded which recognizes junior high and middle school band programs that have demonstrated significant high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of years.

The Canyon Ridge band is the third middle school band program from LISD to have received the Sudler Cup, following the Cedar Park Middle School band in 2008 and the Henry Middle School band in 2011.

The Vista Ridge High School band earned the Sudler Shield, an international award recognizing high school, youth and international marching bands of world class excellence.

Both awards were earned through a rigorous application process and a history of outstanding accomplishments over a period of several years.

Congratulations to these outstanding band programs!

A photo of the Vista Ridge High School band at the 2017 Festival of Bands