To wrap up the year, a Band Banquet is held in the spring semester. Band staff, members, family as well as University friends and partners are invited to enjoy the night together. Many students are honored during this night for their contribution to the band, musicianship, leadership, spirit and academic excellence. Prestigious awards include the Jerrold L. Stein Rising Star Award; John. J. Leddy Director's Award; Shirley Strum Kenny Founders Award; Stephen Stakey Unsung Hero Award; Flagship Award; Flair Award and Section of the Year.