John Philip Sousa Award
Introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in the high school band, the John Phillip Sousa Band Award recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster. The Sousa Award is the pinnacle of achievement in a high school band and is awarded to only one Centreville High School Band student each year.
The Director's Award for Band honors up to two outstanding senior members of the Centreville Band program. It is awarded to students who display high qualities of dedication and conduct and is presented in recognition of the student’s outstanding contribution to the music ensemble.
Semper Fidelis Award
Presented by the United States Marine Corps: Young musicians must not only maintain a high degree of instrument proficiency through practice and rehearsal, but they must also maintain superior grades and devote time to the extracurricular needs of the band. In doing so, the high school musician displays traits the Marines consider essential: Endurance, Knowledge, Unselfishness, Dependability, Enthusiasm and Loyalty. To help high schools promote recognition of these achievements, the Marine Corps honors qualified senior music students with the Semper Fidelis Music Award.
All senior band students are honored with a senior gift at their last concert. Seniors play a critical role in the leadership of the band by setting a positive example for underclassmen to follow and shaping the legacy that will be passed on to future band members.
For students in their junior year, this award signifies the commitment that these students have made to the Centreville Band Program.
Band Chenille Letter
Given to each student after the completion of two years in band.
Marching Band Pin
Given to each student, in good standing, for his or her first year in the marching band.