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OCSD music legend Edward S. Lisk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Oswego High School Music Department holds a concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m., where longtime OSCD music legend Edward S. Lisk receives the Al & Gladys Wright Band Lifetime Achievement Award in conjunction with the John Philip Sousa  Foundation.

The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the band profession, including professional leadership, teaching, conducting and service, fitting for Lisk, an internationally recognized clinician, conductor and author.

Lisk was a music educator in the Oswego City School District from 1970 to 1991. During that time, the band program become one of the most outstanding programs in the nation.

His accomplishments are second to none. Several major highlights include being elected member of the National Band Hall of Fame for Distinguished Conductors, The Midwest medal of Honor, the National Band Association Academy of Wind Band and Percussion Arts Award, Inducted member of the National Band Masters Association, NYSBDA Association Outstanding Band Director of the Year, Sudler Order of merit from the John Philip Sousa Association, the A.R. McAllister Distinguished Bandmaster of America and the National Band Association Citation of Excellence.

Lis is the second recipient of the prestigious award. The Wrights were influential leaders in several national music organizations including the National Band Association, the American School Band Association and the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
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