Awards

Awards

The Plano West Orchestra is proud of its many achievements over the years.  Among the highlights includes consistent Sweepstakes awards at UIL competition, six TMEA Honor String Orchestra wins, and recognitions across the country. Below are some awards earned by the program as a whole, although individual students have accomplished equally amazing things!  For a list of All-State students, click here.

YearAwardEnsembleDirector
2018State Champion Full Honor OrchestraSymphonyRyan Ross and James Hannah
2017UIL SweepstakesSymphonyRyan Ross and James Hannah
2017UIL SweepstakesCamerataRyan Ross
2017UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaAmy Gross
2017UIL SweepstakesCapriccioAmy Gross and Ryan Ross
2016State Champion String Honor OrchestraChamberRyan Ross
2016Winner, The American Prize in Orchestral PerformanceChamberRyan Ross
2016National Winner, Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors ProjectChamberRyan Ross
2016National Winner, Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors ProjectSymphonyRyan Ross & James Hannah
2016UIL SweepstakesSymphonyRyan Ross
2016UIL SweepstakesCamerataRyan Ross
2016UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaAmy Gross
2016UIL SweepstakesSinfoniaAmy Gross and Ryan Ross
2015National Winner, Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors ProjectChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2015National Winner, Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors ProjectSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2015UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2015UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2015UIL Superior Sight ReadingPhilharmoniaAmy Gross
2015UIL Superior Sight ReadingSinfoniaJo Wallace-Abbie and Amy Gross
20144th Place String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2014National Winner, Mark of Excellence National Orchestra Honors ProjectChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2014UIL SweepstakesSinfoniaJo Wallace-Abbie
2014UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaAmy Gross
2014UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2014UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2013UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
20132nd Place String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2013UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2013UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaAmy Gross
2012UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaJo Wallace-Abbie
2012UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
20124th Place String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2012UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2011UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2011UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2010UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaAmy Gross
2010UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2010State Champion String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2010UIL Superior Sight ReadingCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2009UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2008UIL SweepstakesPhilharmoniaJo Wallace-Abbie
2008UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2008State Champion String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2007UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2007UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2006UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2006State Champion String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2006UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2005UIL SweepstakesSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2005UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2004State Champion String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2004UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2004UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2003UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2003UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2002State Champion String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2002Midwest Invited OrchestraSymphonyJo Wallace-Abbie and James Hannah
2002UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2002UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
20012nd Place String Honor OrchestraChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2001UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2001UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie
2000UIL SweepstakesChamberJo Wallace-Abbie
2000UIL SweepstakesCamerataJo Wallace-Abbie