5-11-17 April Pickrell Receives Golden Baton Award

April Pickrell Receives SFPS Lorraine Goldman Golden Baton Award

April Pickrell, Director of Bands at El Dorado Community School, received the SFPS Lorraine Goldman Golden Baton Award on May 9 at the El Dorado Community School spring band concert. The award is delivered yearly to an outstanding SFPS music educator who not only achieves high gains with their school program and students, but further demonstrates leadership and at the local, regional, and state level. In addition to her work with El Dorado bands, April serves as Vice President of Band with North Central NM Music Educators Association and as SFPS Team Leader for Band. Her bands have received consistent superior ratings in regional Music Performance Assessment, and for two consecutive years, El Dorado bands have placed honorably in State Band Contest. Congratulations April!