The primary purpose of Achievement Day is to encourage and support the systematic musical growth of all students. Other purposes include: enhancement of student motivation; providing goals for students and teachers; having a good preparation tool for the District Auditions; and allowing students to see that they are part of a large musical ‘family’.
Students are judged on the following four categories:
- Sight Reading
- Applied technique
- Written Theory Test
Adjudicators score each category by allocating points for which different color ribbons are earned. Students accumulate points every time they enter and are awarded Crescendo Trophies.
A designated number of students are selected by each judge to perform at an honors recital.