The Britt Star Award recognizes outstanding music students in Rogue Valley public schools . It was created in 1988 - the year Britt began its partnership with Jacksonville Elementary School. Since that time, the award has been given to as many as four Jacksonville 6th grade students each year for their excellence in the musical arts.
Students are nominated by their music or classroom teacher, and are asked to write about their involvement in band, orchestra, chorus, or their school musical. They also incorporate a summary of community groups they have been involved in and private instruction they may have received. The Britt Music & Arts Festival acknowledges elementary students with a Certificate of Achievement and three lawn seats to a concert with the Britt Orchestra.
In 2017, Britt is expanding the awards program to include Ashland, Phoenix and Medford high school students. Britt Music Director, Teddy Abrams, visited all four high schools in February to work with the band and orchestra classes. A music teacher at each of the four high schools will choose one outstanding music student each year. High school students will be recognized with a certificate and lawn pass to see all of the Britt Orchestra concerts in that season!
Britt is excited to recognize the creative and talented music students here in the Rogue Valley.
Watch for the winners to be presented on this web page
Here are Britt's Star Award winners for Spring 2017. Congratulations all!
Lydia Burkett / North Medford High/ Orchestra student
Kelsey Powell / Ashland High/ Band student - oboe
Caleb Hutchings / South Medford High/ Band student - piano & bassoon
Geo Betus / Phoenix High/ Band student - trombone
Jillian Deller / Jacksonville Elem./ April 2017