Pride of the Minutemen Band

Louis Armstrong Jazz Award

The highest achievement for high school jazz band since 1974, the Arm­strong Jazz Award honors outstanding jazz students. The award was created with the approval of Armstrong’s widow, Lucille Arm­strong.




Award Winners


1985 – Greg Hollinger & Terry Anderson

1986 – Kim Crider & Mike Milbourn

1987 – Mark Mills & Barry Sutton

1988 – Gary Foster & Mike McConnell

1989 – Kevin Ziebell & Lynne Moore

1990 – Steve Streit & Kim Licking

1993 – Jon Schmeeckle

1995 – Aaron Matson

1996 – Josh Reynolds

1997 – Jason Young

1998 – Heidi Gieswein

1999 – Karmen Grant

2000 – Travis Damme

2001 – David Anthony

2002 – Tim Karges

2003 – John Towne

2004 – Josh Karges

2005 – Gus Adams

2006 – Jason Dillard

2007 – Austin Edeal

2008 – Sean Evans

2009 – David Shields

2010 -  Phoebe Gydesen

2011 -  Caleb Jergensen

2012 -  Sam Morgan & Kelli Bomberger

2013 -  Chris Lindeman

2014 -  Paola Briones

2015 -  Kevin Tobias

2016 -  

2017 -  Chris Rogers

2018 -