Rebecca Best, CFA Director of Bands, Receives Highest State Honor

2016 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from the NC Bandmasters Association
At the South Eastern North Carolina Middle School All-District Band Clinic on February 20, Rebecca Best received the 2016 Award of Excellence.  The award is primarily designed to recognize a career of excellence in all areas of instrumental music education and service to both district, state and national professional music associations. Voted on by their
peers, it is the highest honor that the NC Bandmasters Association bestows to active directors.  The actual award will be presented at the November NC Music Educators Conference.
​A staff member since 1988, Ms. Best teaches Upper School and Middle School Band. She holds a master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University and is actively involved in board roles on the Southeastern District Bandmasters Association and NC Bandmasters. Ms. Best has served as a Reader for the AP Music Theory Exam for the College Board for several years and is one of a seven member team of authors of the College Board “Vertical Teams in AP Music Theory” book.

Under her tutelage for many years, the instrumental music program has expanded to become one of the most prestigious in the state. In addition to directing the bands, Ms. Best maintains a studio of applied flute and piano students, specializing in the Suzuki method of music education.

Ms. Best with her Middle School All District Band Students