Department Awards

The WHS Instrument Music Department presents various awards at the annual WHS Honors Night.  Below is a summary of the awards given to deserving seniors:

Semper Fidelis Award

Presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fi Award goes to a young musician who must not only maintain a high degree of instrument proficiency through practice and rehearsal, but must also maintain superior grades and devote time to the extracurricular needs of the band. In doing so, the high school musician displays traits the Marines consider essential: Endurance, Knowledge, Unselfishness, Dependability, Enthusiasm and Loyalty.

Elaine Cezeski Memorial Scholarship

Elaine Cezeski was a very active member of the Woodhaven Warrior Marching Band's Color Guard.  Her father was and continues to be one of our most reliable volunteers.  In March 1998, Elaine and several of her friends were involved in an automobile accident.  The accident claimed Elaine's life, and the other students in the car received a variety of injuries, many of them severe.  As a result of her untimely passing, a memorial scholarship fund was created, thanks to the generosity of many donors, the Woodhaven Band Boosters, and Elaine's father - Walt.  This scholarship is now fully funded by the Woodhaven Band Boosters.

Doug Allen Memorial Scholarship

Doug Allen was the Percussion Instructor for the Woodhaven Warrior Marching Band for several years.  Doug, a graduate of Romulus High School, was very active in his school band, as well as a musician in area rock bands.  As a child, his family discovered that he had a heart defect.  While at Romulus HS, Doug had heart replacement surgery.  In 2000, Doug began having several issues with his donated heart.  In January 2001 his donor heart finally failed, and he passed away at the age of  31, leaving behind his wife Laura, and his parents. This scholarship is now fully funded by the Woodhaven Band Boosters.

Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award is voted on by the members of the WHS Marching Band.  This award goes to a graduating senior who has dedicated his or herself to serving others and the band program as a whole.

Outstanding Musician Award

The outstanding musician award is the most prestigious award given out by the instrumental music department.  It goes to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a high degree of music proficiency, service and citizenship.