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 John. J. Leddy Director's Award; the Shirley Strum Kenny Founders Award; Stephen Stakey Unsung Hero Award; Flair Award and Section of the Year.