NOMINATION FORM: Include in your email: Name of nominee, which award you are nominating for, justification for the nomination, your name and contact information. You must be an active member of NAfME/VMEA/VBODA.  All nominations must be submitted in writing by June 1st and you may only nominate one person per award per year.

 

VBODA Hall of Fame Recognition

Purpose:

The VBODA Hall of Fame was established by the VBODA Executive Board to give recognition for exceptional support, inspiration and outstanding contributions to the growth and development of instrumental music education in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Criteria:

  • 25 successful years of teaching instrumental music with at least 20 of those years in Virginia

  • Evidence of numerous and consistent exemplary performances on the concert stage, marching, and/or jazz stage while fostering strong, multi-faceted programs to include elementary, middle school, and high school educators

  • Ensemble performances at local, regional, state, and/or national events

  • Highly regarded professional leader of instrumental music education

Application includes the following information:

  • Full name, address, phone number, and email
  • Educational background

  • Teaching and administrative experience including years and places

  • Professional organizations and all leadership positions including VBODA and VMEA

  • Professional service including, workshops, clinics, guest conducting, etc.

  • Publications, research, and creative work 

Philip J. Fuller Service Award

In honor of Philip J. Fuller, who was instrumental in the organization of VBODA and served as President of VBODA (1953-56) and as Assistant Manual Editor for over thirty years, an annual award for service to VBODA is presented at the All-Virginia Band and Orchestra concert. Nominations are made by VBODA members, and are submitted to the VBODA Executive Board. The Board determines the recipient. Selection criteria are as follows:

  • Dedication toward the advancement of instrumental music in Virginia
  • Active involvement in VBODA or VBODA-related activities (nominee must be a current or former VBODA member)
  • Professional accomplishments
  • Length of service to VBODA
  • Must be nominated by a VBODA member

C. Sidney Berg Award

Established in 1988 for outstanding service to VBODA, the VBODA Sidney Berg Award is presented to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the Commonwealth, but are not necessarily members of VBODA. In 1994, the general membership unanimously agreed to name the VBODA Service Award in honor of Sidney Berg, President 1948-50 and Manual Editor from 1947 until 1997. Nominations are made by VBODA members and are submitted to the VBODA Executive Board. The Board determines the recipient. Selection criteria are as follows:

  • Dedication toward the advancement of instrumental music in Virginia
  • Active involvement in VBODA or VBODA-related activities (nominee must be a current or former VBODA member)
  • Can be an individual or an organization
  • Must be nominated by a VBODA member

Recipients

Philip J. Fuller Service Award         

1987 - Philip J. Fuller

1988 - Sidney Berg

1989 - James G. Lunsford

1990 - Russell Williams

1992 - Galen Strunce

1993 - Leo Imperial

1994 - Paul Sanger

1995 - James Simmons

1996 - James Page

1997 - Paul Brow

1998 - Nicholas Ricardo

1999 - Greg Barnes

2000 - Stephen E. King

2003 - Carly Bly

2004 - Dan Schoemmell

2010 - Dennis Brown

2011 - Richard Bergman

2012 - Stan Schoonover

2013 - Clyde Hughes

2014 - Vincent Tornello

2016 - Laura Thomas

 C. Sidney Berg Service Award

1989 - Bernie Lucas & Jay Megaw

1990 - Lee Liggan

1994 - Marshall Harris & Dan Lind

1995 - Moe Turrentine

1996 - John Savage

1997 - John Easley

1998 - James Madison University Music

2003 - Wayne Powell

2004 - Charlottesville HS Band Department

2010 - Mike Kirby

2011 - Denton Stokes

2013 - Bud Hearne

2014 - Steve King

VBODA Hall Of Fame 

Inagural Class of 2013

Sydney Berg

Phil Fuller

Sharon B. Hoose

Leo Imperial

James Lunsford

James Simmons

H. Gaylen Strunce

Mary Wagner

Class of 2014

Carl Bly

Diana Love

Michael Kirby

Daniel Schoemmell

Michael Trowbridge

Class of 2015

Jeff Bianchi

John Easley

Roy Holder

Clyde Hughes

Vince Tornello

Class of 2016

David Lipps

James Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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