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Mayor Bach presents Spirit of the Springs Award to the Air Academy Marching Band
Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award TODAY November, 28th at 10:00 a.m. to the Air Academy High School Marching Band.

The Air Academy Band recently earned its 3rd consecutive state title and is now an 8-time state champion (1994, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012). In addition, the band was named “Grand Champion” at the Pomona Marching Festival and at the Zia Marching Festival in New Mexico.

Overall, the band has been awarded 12 grand champion titles over the past decade. The marching band has also competed in three Bands of America – regional festivals and was named class champion at all three (2006 – Northern Arizona, 2007 – El Paso, TX, and 2011 – San Antonio, TX).

The band program also has a very strong concert and jazz programs that have both been recognized state-wide and nationally for their performances. Each year, Air Academy music students earn scholarships to many outstanding universities throughout the country. 

The award presentation will be held at Air Academy High School, 6910 Carlton Dr, Air Force Academy, Colorado 80840.