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The Leeds High School Music and Movement Program has a long and successful history of Superior Performances. We are competitive on a state, regional, national, and international level. Our program boasts over 13 major ensembles. Over 80% of our students receive training and performance opportunities in multiple performance idioms. Many of our students perform and compete simultaneously in instrumental, vocal, and movement areas. Here are some of our more recent accomplishments.

PRIDE OF THE GREEN WAVE MARCHING BAND

  • USBands Division IIA Southern States Champions

  • USBands Southern States Finalist- 11th Place- 89.96-VI Open

  • Second Place Class A Bands of America (BOA) Southeastern Regional

  • Competed in the BOA Atlanta Super Regional in the Georgia Dome

  • Best in Class Band Spain Park “Sparks in the Park” contest  

  • Best in Class Band Hoover Invitational Marching Festival

  • Performed in the Alabama Governor’s Inaugural Parade by invitation

  • Best in Class Music Performance and or Individual Music scores in 10 out of 12 USBands contests entered since 2009

  • Best in Class Marching Score USBands

  • Superior rating Parade Band Southern Star Festival of Champions

  • Numerous Superior and Best in Class Awards at local Marching Contests

  • Birmingham Heart Walk Featured Band since 2011

  • Featured on all major Birmingham Area T.V. stations as “Band of the Week” each year since 2009

  • Featured on Fox 6 T.V.’s “Lights of Honor” Veteran’s Day celebration, ABC 33/40 Football Kick-Off Show, and Raycom Media Half Time Show (They broadcast our show in its entirety!)

EMERALD GUARD, GREEN O’DEARS DANCELINE, AND MAJORETTES

  • Best in Class Visual Ensemble USSBA Division IIA Southern States Championships

  • Green O’Dears Danceline has received numerous Best in Class and High Score Awards as well as First Place and Gold Medal awards at Universal Dance Association and Nexstar Regional Events performing Kick, Hip-Hop, Mixed Classical, and  Jazz routines

  • First Place Music USA Festival Orlando, FLA

  • Combined Auxilliary units performed at Festival Disney 

  • Several UDA All-Americans

  • Majorettes have recieved all Superior Ratings in their storied history 

SYMPHONIC BAND

  • Invited to Perform at Inaugural UAB Invitational Concert Festival

  • Sweepstakes Trophy Southern Star Festival of Champions

  • First Place Music USA Festival Orlando, FLA

  • Superior Ratings  ABA Music Performance Assessment District IV

  • Alabama Band Directors Association All Superior Ratings

  • Gold Medal Southern Star Festival of Champions

  • Best in Class Contest of Champions

  • Superior Ratings for Symphonic Band AISA Band Festival

JAZZ BAND

  • All Superior ratings at contests and festivals 

  • Superior ratings at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

  • Superior Ratings at Festival Disney

  • Best In Class at Festival Disney

  • Preston McCombs Awarded Outstanding Soloist Award at Festival Disney

  • Gold Medal Southern Star Festival of Champions

  • Featured at the Leeds Folk Festival & WBRC “Good Morning Alabama” show

  • Featured at the Camp Smile a Mile (Camp for children with cancer) Christmas Banquet since 2012

INDOOR ENSEMBLES

  • Emerald Winter Guard AL State Champions and Bronze Medalist Southeast Color Guard Circuit two consecutive seasons

  • Green Wave Percussion AL State Champions and Southeastern Champions Southeast Color Guard Circuit

  • First Place Music USA Festival Orlando, FLA

CHORAL PROGRAM

  • Three Choirs- Emerald Voices, Leeds Chorale, and Leeds Chamber Singers

  • Chamber Singers awarded Perfect Score and Superior ratings AVA State Level Assessment

  • Emerald Voices Superior Rating AVA District III

  • Emerald Voices, Leeds Choral, and Chamber Singers Superior Ratings Southern Star Festival of Champions

  • Emerald Voices, Leeds Choral, and Chamber Singers Gold Rating Contest of Champions

  • All choirs Active in AVA District and State level

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

  • Sponsored and Hosted Area Clinic with Dan Martin, 25 year Director of the Sprayberry High School Band of Gold, Voted one of America’s Top 20 Band Programs and Winners of over 275 Championship Awards

  • U.S. Marine Corps Band Excellence Award presented to band member Timothy Sligh

  • Students consistently selected to All-State, District, County, and University Honor Bands

  • Recent Alumni have, and are, performing with the University of Alabama, Samford University,  Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, Huntingdon College, UAB, University of West Alabama, University of North Alabama, University of South Alabama, Stillman College, Alabama State, Mississippi State, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, The Southern Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps

  • Alumni have worked on staff with Blue Devils B and C Drum and Bugle Corps as well as Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps

  • Graduates of the program are offered collegiate scholarships in their performance area and many of them are offered scholarships in multiple musical disciplines