Pride of the Minutemen Band

MFAA Sunshine Band Award

The MFAA Band Sunshine Award is an award given to a senior band member who consistently exhibits a positive attitude and an outstanding work ethic during their high school instrumental music career.  The award winner is chosen by their peers.



Award Winners


1978 – Greg McCormick

1979 – Brenda Gierhan

1980 – Kristi Swenson

1981 – Lisa Phillippi

1982 – Tim Hanson

1983 – Robin Gulden

1984 – Brenda Long

1985 – Terry Anderson

1986 – Todd Nelson

1987 – Barry Sutton

1988 – Jim Long

1989 – Mike Madsen

1990 – Jeff Knoedler

1991 – Erin Laux

1992 – Gloria Diaz

1993 – Dora Diaz

1994 – Heather Chamberlin

1995 – Denna Conyers

1996 – Valerie Brown

1997 – Angel Meakins

1998 – Seth McFarland

1999 – Carmen Helvey

2000 – Beth Schwarz

2001 – Abbey McFarland

2002 – Nick Broshears

2003 – Carrie Kerner

2004 – Kimberly Sanderman

2005 – Kelli Margritz

2006 – Jason Dillard

2007 – Jared Bennett

2008 – Joy Roos

2009 – Rebecca Rickertsen

2010 -  Matthew Karges

2011 -  Cicely Batie

2012 -  Sally Homan

2013 -  Halle Gydesen

2014 -  Mackenzie Hammond

2015 -  Kevin Tobias

2016 -  John Mark Shields

2017 -  Landon Mader

2018 -  Theresa Aguirre, Keenan Rhea