This trophy is awarded annually to the Band Cadet who demonstrates excellent progress in the many facets of Cadet Military Band service. The Cadet who receives this award is an enthusiastic member of the band and shows strong potential as an instrumentalist. By making rapid and excellent progress on their instrument over the last year, the Cadet stands among peers as one of the the potential leaders and band seniors of the future. The recipient is an enthusiastic all-round Cadet who is actively involved in Cadet life and demonstrates a strong motivation to achieve excellent Drill, Deportment, and strong character attributes. Actively pursuing a Cadet career, the Cadet is taking advantage of a wide range of training opportunities and activities which will lead to promotion throughout the ranks.