Musicians Hagedorn, Cramer honored

At the annual HHS Band Banquet on Sunday, May 5, two Hermann High School Band seniors were awarded with distinct nationally recognized awards. Tom Hagedorn (right) was awarded the John Philip Sousa Band award. This award was introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in a high school band and recognizes superior musicianship, dependability, loyalty and cooperation. Jacob Cramer (left) was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. This award was introduced in 1974 to honor the most outstanding senior member of the Jazz Band. The recipient shows great dedication to the field of jazz and improvisation, as well as great commitment to the program and outstanding musicianship.