Congratulations to the Oakcrest High School Band and Chorus for killing it at the WorldStrides music competition in Nashville, TN.

The Oakcrest Ambassadors and Choraliers returned Sunday night to a police escort after a bucket of awards at a four-day music festival and competition in the Music City.

According to the WorldStrides website,  the Festival of Gold offers exceptional choirs, bands, and orchestras the finest festival experience to be found anywhere by providing the most prestigious performance venues, the best quality adjudication, and the most incisive clinics, and the most memorable musical experiences.

The Festival of Gold celebrates, recognizes, and encourages musical excellence and artistry. We engage the nation’s finest conductors and teachers to adjudicate, clinic, conduct, and mentor all festival participants.

Well, things seem to have gone smashingly for the crew from Oakcrest High!

Here is a rundown of awards the students came home with, as they laid out on their Facebook page.

The Oakcrest Ambassadors and Choraliers totally just smashed the Nashville Festival.
Here is the list of awards we just won:
• Concert Band 2nd place Silver rating
• Marching Ambassadors Gold Rating
• Gavin Smith Maestro Award (outstanding musician)
• Eli Robertson Ovation Award (nominated by directors for best student in their program)
• Sweepstakes for the total program - Grand Champion Award
The Choraliers Swept the Worldstrides Nashville.
Sweepstakes for the total program - Grand Champion Award
vocals 1st place gold rating
Select 1st place gold rating
Mixed 3rd place gold rating
Adjudicator Award - vOcals a cappella
Adjudicator Award - Select Choir
Other awards:
• Tie for the overall best choir
• Marching band, select choir, and vocals won Adjudicator awards - top ensembles picked by the judges.

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