Outstanding Young Bandmaster

The Outstanding Young Bandmaster Award is presented annually by Phi Beta Mu and KBA to young directors who have taught for less than seven years.

Selection Considerations

  • Open to any director who is making a significant impact in their first years of teaching.
  • Nominations for Outstanding Young Bandmaster: Eligible for nomination through seventh year of teaching.
  • How has the candidate helped to “Build Better Bands for Kansas?”


Recipients

2020 – Ashten Anderson
2019 – Christine Lovell & Casey Hands
2018 – Robert Davis & Ryan Partin
2017 – Erik R. Stone
2016 – Jamie Hayes & Katie Topp
2015 – Jennifer Antonetti & Matt Kleopfer
2014 – Jordan Brown & Michael Mapp
2013 – Daniel Freeman & Daniel Kirk
2012 – Tim Shade & Shawn Knopp
2011 – Sarah Bricker & Courtney Williams
2010 – Darren Brooks
2009 – Leslie Barton & Erin Shelton
2008 – Erika Clausing & Shawn Henderson
2007 – Tremon Kizer & Bryan Kirk
2006 – Quentin Breese & Erica Lindberg
2005 – Jan Friesen & Justin Love
2004 – Luke Chaffee
2003 – Dan Wooge & Ken Hakoda
2002 – Chris Reynolds
2001 – Mike Jones & Eric Stambaugh
2000 – Rachelle Goter & Elton Armbrister
1999 – Patrick Kelly & Chris Richmond
1998 – Benjamin Cary Stahly & David Wiggins
1997 – Janelle Brower
1996 – Stuart A. Roegge
1995 – Joel A. Gittle
1994 – Katie Grose & Bill Thomas
1993 – David Rankin
1992 – Robert E. Lee III
1991 – Craig Manteuffel
1990 – Steve Adams & Chris Forssberg
1989 – Ken Honas & DeGaye Latta
1988 – Jeff Pelischek & Lynette Pelischek
1987 – Marla Weber
1986 – Steve Gordon
1985 – Johannah Cox & Connie Thompson
1984 – Jeff Hodges
1983 – Marc Webster