Sudler Flag of Honor

The Sudler Flag of Honor is awarded

"To identify, recognize and honor high school band programs internationally that have demonstrated particularly significant high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several years."

In 2000 and 2017, the McLean High School Band program received the Sudler Flag of Honor from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. When presented in May 2018, the McLean Band program was one of only seven schools in the U.S. to have ever received this award twice, received by band directors:

James Kirchenbauer (2000) and Christopher Weise (2017).

Award Criteria

Sudler Flag Committee Chairman, Roy Holder, presents the 2017 Sudler Flag of Honor to McLean HS Director of Bands, Chris Weise (May 30, 2018)