The Dickerson Middle School Band Program has been selected by the Georgia Music Educators Association to receive the 2009 GMEA Exemplary Performance Award! Dickerson is the first band to ever win the honor. The Exemplary Performance Award was established to recognize middle school bands that achieve outstanding results in all areas of performance, including Large Group Performance Evaluation, Solo and Ensemble, All-State Band, and District Honor Band.
The award is given to recognize the outstanding bands in Georgia whose students excel in all aspects of band performance, both individually and as part of a group. The selection process required the following documentation to be submitted with the application – CD of the Large Group Performance Evaluation Concert, Band Roster, a copy of the District Honor Band Program, a list of All-State participants, copies of Performance Evaluation Adjudicator sheets, and a list of Solo and Ensemble participants with their ratings.