Outstanding Contributor

The Outstanding Contributor Award is presented annually by KBA to a person who has given distinguished service or assistance to bands in Kansas.

Selection Considerations

  • Nominations for Outstanding Contributor: Open to any individual who has had a significant impact on instrumental music education in Kansas.
  • Contributions and impact directly related to the Kansas Bandmasters Association
  • Contributions to instrumental music education within the state of Kansas.
  • How has the candidate helped to “Build Better Bands for Kansas?”

 

To nominate an Outstanding Contributor, follow the link below and log into the KBA Members site. Once logged in, select the “Awards” tab from the menu at the top of the page.

Nominate an Outstanding Contributor

 

Recipients

2020 – Jim Mareda
2019 – Ed Bartley & Gary Fletcher
2018 – Lori Supinie
2017 – Craig Johnson
2016 – Becky Manning
2015 – Reggie Romine
2014 – Andy Clark
2013 – Richard Fruhauf
2012 – Harold Willis
2011 – J. Bradley Bone
2010 – Ron Allen
2009 – Bob Marshall
2008 – Paul Rimovsky
2007 – Ken Fruhauf
2006 – Victor R. Sisk
2005 – Larry Blocher
2005 – Clyde Bysom
2004 – Chuck Rouse
2003 – Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass
2002 – Bill Johnson
2001 – Don Corbett
2000 – Dee Starkey
1999 – Clyde Phillips
1998 – James Barnes
1997 – Bill Funk
1997 – Arch Martin
1996 – Denny Senseney
1995 – Gerald W. Fuchs
1994 – Max Green
1993 – Chuck Blackrim
1992 – Bob Laushman
1991 – Bob Cunningham
1990 – Jim Starkey
1989 – Leon Hale
1988 – Frank Fendorf
1987 – Charlie Molina
1986 – Bueford T. Roper
1985 – Joe Hume
1984 – Alton Foster
1983 – Cecil Knight
1982 – George Johnson
1981 – Ray King
1980 – Merrill Jones
1979 – “Viv” Meckel
1978 – Lou Fruhauf
1977 – “Cal” Calavan
1976 – Lloyd Muir
1975 – Matt Betton