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NCHS Band Director Haskew Smith Awarded NC Bandmasters Northwest District Award of Excellence 2019

March 5, 2019: Newton-Conover High School and Newton-Conover Middle School Band Director Haskew Smith has been awarded the North Carolina Bandmasters Association  Northwest District Award of Excellence for 2019.

According to the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, this award was established in 1980 to recognize “the musical excellence of band directors in the Northwest District.” In order to receive this award, the band director has to “provide students with many, varied performance opportunities and display a consistent record of Superior Ratings at MPA.” In addition, candidates must also demonstrate success in educating students in musicianship and leadership as well as be seen by peers and colleagues as a “top quality” teacher, director, and person.


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