Third consecutive Superior rating for Strathmore Elementary
For the third year in a row, the Strathmore Elementary School Band received a Superior rating during the 2013 CMEA Music Festival.
“I am very proud of the Strathmore Elementary Bulldog Band,” said band director George Baker. “All their practice and hard work paid off this year, I congratulate them on their unanimous superior rating this 2013 CMEA music festival. Great work, band.”
Baker said he accidentally marked off the “do not disclose results” box when he filled out the paperwork — a move that prevented the band’s accomplishment from being recognized in the next day’s newspaper.
It was the first year, CMEA officials offered directors the option to disclose, or not disclose, results to the media, said Jim Kusserow, president CMEA Central Section.
“It’s a shame, really. A lot of these schools did really well — earning ‘excellent’ and ‘superior’ ratings but they marked off ‘No distribution,’” Kusserow said. “I can’t imagine why they would not want everyone to know how well they did.”
Baker was not the only one accidentally marking the box.
Other directors admitted to unknowingly doing the same thing.
Previously listed as undisclosed are Granite Hills High School and Carl F. Smith Middle School, with excellent ratings; and Summit Charter Collegiate Academy, and Admiral Akers Middle School of Lemoore, both earning superior ratings.