The Wabash Music Education Award Program is for all students involved in music activities at Wabash High School. Students earn credits towards their awards by successfully participating in various music activities. Successful participation includes attendance, positive attitude, musical growth, and, in the case of band and choir class, a letter grade of “C” or better for both semesters.
The awards are:
Chevrons (Tier 1) – awarded for each year of class/extra-curricular activity (free)
Varsity Music Letter (Tier 2) – awarded for earning 60 credits
Vinyl Letter Jacket (Tier 3) – awarded for earning 130 credits
Leather Letter Jacket (Tier 4) – awarded for earning 180 credits
Patches (Optional) – available for each class/extra-curricular activity (15 credits each)
Chenille Name on Jacket(Optional) – order with letter jacket (3 credits per letter)
Tier 1 chevrons earned throughout the year will be available to all students at the end of the school year or the end of the extra-curricular season at the discretion of the directors. Students can receive these awards before their Junior year or with their Varsity Letter Jacket. You do not need to have a music jacket to earn these awards!
Tier 2 Varsity Music Letters are available to Juniors and Seniors only. They come with the Tier 3 and 4 Varsity Letter Jackets, or they can be ordered separately.
Tier 3 and 4 Varsity Letter Jackets are available to Juniors and Seniors only. Letter jackets will be ordered at the beginning of each school year. Tier 3 jackets have vinyl sleeves, and Tier 4 jackets have leather sleeves. All jackets are all black and come with the Varsity Music Letter and the student’s graduating year sewn on and the student’s name in script writing. Students may purchase credits ($1 each) up to half the cost of Tier 3 or 4.
Optional awards may be ordered by the end of April. Patches for each class or extra-curricular activity will be available for 15 credits. The chenille name on the back of the jacket costs 3 credits per letter. Students may use credits they have earned or may purchase credits ($1 each) up to the full cost of the optional awards. You do not need to have a music jacket to earn these awards!
Orders for letter jackets must be turned in to a music director by the end of September. All other awards may be ordered with the letter jacket or the end of April. Any money needed to complete the cost of your order must be turned in by the deadline with your order. Use the Award Program Order Form to place your order.
The Music Directors and WME Board of Directors reserve the right to award all awards at their discretion. Please direct all questions to a Wabash High School Music Director.