Lakeview High School band member Myla Porter of Campti is a recipient of the John Philip Sousa Award. Porter, a class of 2020 graduate, was Band Captain and Low Brass Section Leader at Lakeview. She was first chair euphonium in the LMEA District II Senior High Honor Band and a member of the LBA All-Star BLAST Honor Band for the 2019-20 School Year.
The band is under the direction of Denise M. Roper.
The Sousa Award is the pinnacle of achievement in a high school band. Introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in the high school band, the John Philip 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.
Porter’s achievement can be viewed on the John Philip Sousa Award website at http://sousawinners.com/2020.html