Pride of the Minutemen Band

John Philip Sousa Band Award

The John Philip Sousa Band Award is the pinnacle of achievement for high school band students. Created in 1955, the award honors the top student in a high-school band and recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. It was developed with the cooperation of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.




Award Winners


1966 – Rubert Michael Myers

1967 – Kevin Wycoff

1968 – Tim Harris    

1970 – Beth Wiessner

1971 – Sarah Morgan  

1972 – Scott Commins

1973 – Dianne Miller

1974 – Richard Svoboda

1975 – Jo Knauss

1976 – Sheryl Linch

1977 – Mark Seberger

1978 – Theresa Snyder 

1979 – Cindy Allbright

1980 – Jerry Linch

1981 – Andy Sands

1982 – Tim Hanson

1983 – Angie Debban

1984 – Brenda Long

1985 – Terry Anderson

1986 – Mike Milbourn

1987 – Barry Sutton

1988 – Gary Foster

1989 – Kirk McGee

1990 – Jeremy Rockford

1991

1992

1993 -

1994 - Nathan Brown

1995 – Barry McFarland

1996 – Brian Margritz

1997 - Kirsten Anthony

1998 – Heidi Gieswein

1999 – Chris Wheeler

2000 – Travis Damme

2001 – Rachel Cook

2002 – Tim Karges

2003 – Jordan Snell

2004 – Tim Miller  

2005 – Gus Adams

2006 – Tyanne Bennett

2007 – Arturo Banderas

2008 – Sean Evans

2009 – Joel Montes

2010  - Matthew Karges

2011 -  Alex Lopez

2012 -  Isabel Salas

2013 -  Halle Gydesen

2014 -  Alyssa Olsen

2015 -  Jesus Romero

2016 -  John Mark Shields

2017 -  Landon Mader

2018 -  Keenan Rhea