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1979
Felix Baquedano Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1979.

Teresa Brown North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1979.

David Enloe Sequoyah High School, Doraville, GA. Class of 1979. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Ted Thaxton. 6 Years All State Horn

Lori J. Fulmer Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1979. Instrument: Clarinet

Robin Gary Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1979. Instrument: Flute. Drum Major.

Roger Headley Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1979. Instrument: Trombone

Anne Herendeen Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1979.

William Jackson Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1979. Instrument: Clarinet

Debbie Justice Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1979.

Karlene Kruger Cuero High School, Cuero, TX. Class of 1979.

Sharon Kueker Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1979. Instrument: Clarinet

Andrew C. Kupferberg New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1979.

Donna Larason North Mercer R-III, Mercer, MO. Class of 1979.

Nathan McCormac DuPont High School, Hermitage, TN. Class of 1979. "Nathan, unfortunately was killed several years ago by a drunk driver in Huntsville, AL where he was working for NASA. He helped design the tiles that cover the space shuttle." (Jeff Phillips)

Mark Newbold Clinton Prairie High School, Frankfort, IN. Class of 1979. Instrument: Baritone Saxophone. Member of concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, numerous honors and awards at state solo & ensemble contest. 

Michael Nonhoe Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1979. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Douglas T. Owens General William Mitchell High School, Colorado Springs, CO. Instrument: Trumpet

Jeffrey T. Phillips DuPont High School, Hermitage, TN. Class of 1979. Jeffrey Phillips is now band director at Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Thomas Picchi St. John Central, Bellaire, OH. Class of 1979. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Anthony Picchi.

Madhusudan Rao Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1979. Instrument: Trumpet

Kim Rohrbaugh South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1979. Instrument: Clarinet

Rudy Sanchez Odem High School, Odem, TX. Class of 1979. Instrument: Clarinet. Rudy was section leader. Member of the All Region band and qualified to State solo and ensemble. Earned a Division "I" on a clarinet trio.

Michelle Stucky Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1979. Director: Jeff Eitreim.

Jeffrey Sugarman Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1979.

Michael Scott Thomas Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, NY. Class of 1979. Instrument: Percussion/Drummer, Director: William Dalious (Music Director) Herbert R. Fliegner (Principal). Michael S. Thomas received the John Philip Sousa Award his senior year as a percussionist. Earning a scholarship to Berklee Coll. of Music that same year, he continued his studies at L.I.U. C.W. Post Campus, B.F.A. Music Education. Performing professionally on the N.Y.C. circuit for 10+ years, and competing in various drum corp. competitions led Mr. Thomas to Washington D.C. in 2001. Michael performed with the Washington Redskins "Drum Line" from 2006-2011. Michael is currently residing in Saint Augustine Florida where he is actively a freelance percussionist and founder of West African "Drum Circles" of Saint Augustine. Mr. Thomas is widowed with two grown children, Michael & Rachel and a new grandchild Jackson Marshal

Brett Trimble Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Richard Twomey Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1979.

Jennifer Vickery Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1979.

Martha Workman Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1979. Instrument: Clarinet

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1978
Lewis Benner Jr. Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1978. Instrument: Trumpet

Bobby Buchanan Northside High School, Roanoke, VA. Class of 1978. Instrument: Clarinet

William Burakoff Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1978.

Marilyn Bury Lafayette Jefferson High School, Lafayette, IN. Class of 1978.

Mark A Byers Fountain Central High School, Veedersburg, IN. Class of 1978. Instrument: Trumpet

Bob Donnan Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1978. Instrument: Trombone

Deborah Eger Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1978. Instrument: Flute

Frank V. Farrell Schuyler Country R1 High School, Queen City, MO. Class of 1978.

Nancy E. Gronert Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1978. Director: Jeff Eitreim. 

Julie Hensen Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1978. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Wanda Hilbrich Cuero High School, Cuero, TX. Class of 1978. Instrument: French Horn

Jeanette C. Jordan Madame Curie High School, Chicago, IL. Class of 1978. Instrument: Flute. Student starting playing flute as a freshman after working with a student teacher for the fall semester. Student showed great promise as a musician.

Richard Kiehl Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Joseph McCormick Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1978.

Julie Ann Miller Richwoods High School, Peoria, IL. Class of 1978. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Clark R. Christiansen.

Jean Nelson South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1978. Instrument: Trumpet

James Peczkowski Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1978.

Tim Rutherford Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1978.

Ron Schafer Glasgow Senior High School, Glasgow, MT. Class of 1978. Instrument: Alto Saxaphone

Steven Silverman Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1978.

Julie Stephens North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH, Class of 1978.

Paul Thompson Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1978. Instrument: Tuba

Eddie Valdres Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1978.

Paul B. White Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1978.

Ellen Wilber Enrico Fermi High School, Enfield, CT. Class of 1978. Instrument: flute

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1977

Kevin Ardary Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1977.

Cindy Betsch Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1977.

Judy Lynn Blair Argenta-Oreana High School, Argenta, IL. Class of 1977. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Mrs. Kraybill. 

Tom Bourgeois Mishicot High School, Mishicot, WI. Class of 1977. Instrument: Percussion

Louis Camerlengo Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1977.

Sharon Davis Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1977.

Jefford Dixon Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1977.

Daryl Golden Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, CA. Class of 1977. Instrument: Clarinet

Anthony Henning Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1977. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Ken Johnson Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1977. Instrument: Saxophone

Steve Kirkendall North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH, Class of 1977.

Beth Klimaitis Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Chicago, IL. Class of 1977. Instrument: Flute

David Klinedinst South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1977. Instrument: Trumpet

Peggy Koester Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1977. Instrument: Flute

Alan Lunsford Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1977. Instrument: trumpet

Andrew Orenci Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1977. Instrument: Clarinet

James W. Roberts Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1977. Director: Paul Miller & Jeff Eitreim.

Sallie Schedel Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Robert Shakleford Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1977.

Julie Shoop Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1977. Instrument: Clarinet/Saxophone

David Susman Tazewell High School, Tazewell, VA. Class of 1977. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Robert Takashita Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1977.

David Webber Fern Creek High School, Louisville, KY. Class of 1977. Instrument: Trumpet.

Donna Mae Weber Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1977. Instrument: Flute

Kris Wokal Glasgow Senior High School in Glasgow, MT. Class of 1977. Instruments: Piano, French Horn, and Trumpet

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1976
Kim Bennett Suwannee High School, Live Oak, FL. Class of 1976.

Stacy Bergstedt Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1976.

Cynthia (Cindy) Bueker San Clemente High School, San Clemente, CA. Class of 1976. Instrument: Flute. I am currently a tenured member of the Pacific Symphony : solo piccolo Prior posiiton: Principal Flute, Opera Pacific Orchestra and faculty, CSUF Music department for 25 years Write for Flute Talk Magazine Chair, NFA convention, 2010 Winner NFA Chamber Music Competition 2000

Charlotte Childers Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1976.

Anthony Derda Jr. Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1976.

Michael Enright Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1976.

Trisha Farmer Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1976.

Arthur Fulton Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1976.

Jim Ferris Gates Chili High School, Rochester, NY. Class of 1976. Instrument: Alto Sax. Jim was a four time all-state musician and went on to play lead alto for four years with the Rochester Institute of Technology jazz ensemble. He has since led a jazz group for many years in NY and NC.

Mike Gunderson Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1976. Instrument: Trumpet

Kevin Hemenway North Mercer R-III, Mercer, MO. Class of 1976.

Duncan Hilchey S.R. Butler High School, Huntsville, AL. Class of 1976.

Susan M. Hubbard Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1976. Director: Paul Miller & Jeff Eitreim. 

Robert R. LeMal Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1976. Instrument: Trumpet

Sheri Leppo South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1976. Instrument: Clarinet

Nancy Prince Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1976.

Frank Rock Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1976. Instrument: Clarinet

Tammie Rosty Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1976. Instrument: Percussion

David Shacknai Wayne Hills High School, Wayne, NJ. Class of 1976. Instrument: Bassoon, Tenor Sax

Jim Scheuer Mishicot High School, Mishicot, WI. Class of 1976. Instrument: Percussion

Cindy Spencer North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH, Class of 1976.

Kelvin Tinsley Caldwell County High School, Princeton, KY. Class of 1976. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: George Stephens. The first black music student to win the award.

Denise Uelmen Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1976. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Michael W. Weaver Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1976. Instrument: Percussion

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1975
David Amendola Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1975.

Tim Aplin Samson High School, Samson, AL. Class of 1975. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Fred Houge.

Clayton Browne Homestead High School, Mequon, WI. Class of 1975. Instrument: Trumpet

Hilda Cook Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Kathie Davis Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1975. Instrument: Flute

Sharon Ellwood Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1975. Instrument: Clarinet

Roxanne Loven Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1975. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Tony Martin Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1975.

Clifford Massie Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1975.

Lee Murray North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH, Class of 1975.

Terri Nonhof Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1975. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Garvin A. Putt Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1975. Instrument: Percussion

Jeffrey C. Sigrist Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1975. Director: Paul Miller.

David Smalley Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1975.

Michael Thomas Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1975.

Alan Toth St. Peter Chanel High School, Bedford, OH. Class of 1975. Instrument: Clarinet

Cathy Trout Romulus Central School District, Romulus, NY. Class of 1975.

David Wilber Enrico Fermi High School, Enfield, CT. Class of 1975. Instrument: trumpet. He is retiring this year after 34 years as a public school music teacher in New York State (current school Skaneateles Middle School) and is the Executive Director of the New York State Band Directors Association.

Paula Williams South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1975. Instrument: Oboe

Julie Dawn Wyles Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1975. Instrument: Clarinet

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1974
Albert Aloia Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1974. Instrument: Trumpet

Jeff Brown Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1974.

Kathleen Brown Romulus Central School Districti, Romulus, NY. Class of 1974.

Cecelia Campbell Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1974. Instrument: French Horn

Laurie Gammie Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1974.

Mitchell B. Germansky Mountain High School, West Orange, NJ. Instrument: Percussion. Throughout his K-12 school years played classical percussion in a variety of orchestras: All City, Regional, NJ Jr. Symphony, All State Bands & Orchestras; I drummer in the first All State College Jazz Band in NJ, etc. Continues to perform and teach today.

Terry Gladfelter South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1974. Instrument: Clarinet

Luis Gonzalez Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne, FL. Class of 1974.
Jerri Heinz Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, California.

Ralph Henry Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1974. Instrument: Trumpet

Wade Hurst Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1974.

Barbara Jandre Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1974. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Glenn F. Jones Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1974. Instrument: Trombone

Ruth A. King Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1974. Director: Paul Miller.

Steve Kotake Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1974.

Mike Krause Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1974.

Kathryn A. Krauss New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ. Class of 1974. Instrument: flute, Director: Mr. Al Weissman.

Curtis Long Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1974. Instrument: Trumpet

Joan Oxender North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH, Class of 1974.

Wendy Paul Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1974.

John Thacker Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1974.

Timothy Watson Fulton High School, Knoxville, TN. Class of 1974. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Charles J. Torian, Jr.

Ruth Welinski Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1974. Instrument: Alto Clarinet

Jay Williams Asheboro High School, Asheboro, NC. Class of 1974. Instrument: Clarinet, Drum Major, Director: Mr. Joseph B. Fields.

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1973
Frederick Robert Bell Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1973.

Ron Bistline North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1973.

Katherine A. Cink Medford Public School, Medford, OK. Class of 1973. Instrument: Clarinet

Buster (Buddy) Clements Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, CA. Class of 1973. Instrument: Tuba. Buddy was a proud member of the Hawthorne High Band Program - performed with the Concert Band, Marching Band and Jazz Ensembles, the District Honor Bands, the Inglewood Toppers Boys Band. He was awarded scholarships to the University of Redlands where he earned both a B.M and Masters Degrees in Tuba Performance and eventually a Doctorate in Musical Composition from Claremont Graduate University. He also studied film scoring through UCLA. Buddy has performed with many well-known musicians and performers, and has gone on to build an outstanding high school music program here in southern California.

Mike Conner Garber High School, Garber, OK. Class of 1973.

John J. Corbit Cassopolis High School, Cass County, MI. Class of 1973.

Paul Creel Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1973.

Paul Fairchild Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1973.

Gail Ferris Gates Chili High School, Rochester, NY. Class of 1973. Instrument: Flute. Gail was first chair flute for four years and an all-state flute selection for all four years in high school.

Scott Fried Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1973.

Kevin Galligan Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1973. Instrument: Tuba

Paul Wesley Hewitt Wildwood High School, Wildwood, NJ. Class of 1973. Instrument: Trumpet & Bass Guitar. Student was first chair trumpet player in the marching & concert band. Performed on bass guitar in the jazz band & school musicals pit band. Was an outstanding performer & dedicated musician.

Paul Hickner Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1973.

Marcia L. Hubbard Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1973. Director: Paul Miller.

Mark Kafesjian University High School, Irvine, CA. Class of 1973. Instrument: Trombone.

Deborah Kovach Bonneville High School, Idaho Falls, ID. Class of 1973. Instrument: Flute/Piccolo. Band President, Drum Major of 2nd Place Marching Band at the Pendleton (OR) Roundup.

Mike Lindner Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1973.

Christopher McDonald Romulus Central School Districti, Romulus, NY. Class of 1973.

Pamela E. Moore Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1973. Instrument: Flute

Carl Myers Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1973. Instrument: Clarinet

Vince Paredes Sidney Lanier High School, Austin, TX. Class of 1973. Instrument: percussion

Mary Patterson Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1973. Instrument: Flute

Deborah Senn Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1973. Director: Campbellsport High School.

Michael Leonard Speer Stamps High School, Stamps, Arkansas. Class of 1973. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Ron Gillespie. (Mr. Gillespie has since passed away, but was always so good to Mike Speer.) Mike showed great dedication to music and superb musicianship, and was a leader in the band program. He played well above average, and was often selected to play in ensembles with music instructors and professionals in Stamps. Sending in the information now, as updating records to the internet has taken quite some time. Thank you for adding his name to the list, as we are very proud of him.

Rita Stanley Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Sylvia Steel Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1973.

Rachel Marie Stoner Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1973.

Robert Urso Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1973.

Michael Vosbein Columbia High School, Decatur, GA. Instrument: Percussion.

Vicky Prothro Williamson Pearland High School, Pearland, TX. Class of 1973. Instrument: Flute. Received a BM at the University of North Texas and a MM from Sam Houston State University in Flute Performance. Currently works as a free-lance flutist in Houston, Texas.

Lisa Yopp Nettleton High School, Jonesboro, AR. Class of 1973. Instrument: Trumpet

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1972
Chris Berry Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Michelle Brasel Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1972.

Susan Finger Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1972.

Frank R. Hilligas Mount Peasant High School, Mount Pleasant, OH. Class of 1972. Instrument: Trumpet. Frank is the former trumpet soloist with the US Air Force Academy Band (1979-1982). Former lead trumpet with the award-winning Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble (1976-1977).

Steve Houghton Mary D. Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. Class of 1972. Instrument: Percussion

Steven C. Johnson Fergus Falls High School, Fergus Falls, MN. Class of 1972. Instrument: Percussion

Linda Justice Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1972.

Richard D. Keane Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1972. Instrument: trumpet, Director: Paul Miller.

Barbara Krauss New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ. Class of 1972. Instrument: Clarinet.

Valerie Krebs Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1972. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Lee M. Libert Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1972. Instrument: Trombone

William Manfredi Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1972. Instrument: Clarinet

Cathy May Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1972.

Nancy Mearns Romulus Central School Districti, Romulus, NY. Class of 1972.

Bruce Morrow Salinas High School, Salinas, CA. Class of 1972. Instrument: Trumpet

David Niswonger Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1972.

Lawrence Ragent Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1972. Instrument: French horn

Belinda Richards Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1972. Instrument: Clarinet

Lynda Simmering Garber High School, Garber, OK. Class of 1972.

Michelle Sonmor Fergus Falls High School, Fergus Falls, MN. Class of 1972. Instrument: Trumpet.

JJ Thomas DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY. Class of 1972.

Duane Weisbrich Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1972. Instrument: Percussion and Baritone Saxophone

Michael Lee Williamson Pearland High School, Pearland, TX. Class of 1972. Instrument: Trombone. Received a BM from the University of North Texas in Jazz Education, and a MBA with an emphasis on Technology. Currently plays as a free-lance jazz artist in Houston, Texas.

Doug Yopp Nettleton High School, Jonesboro, AR. Class of 1972. Instrument: Euphonium.

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1971
Russell Adams Malvern High School, Malvern, AR. Class of 1971. Instrument: Trumpet

Judy Blackwelder Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1971.

Martha Booser Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1971. Instrument: French Horn

Stephen Brown Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1971.

Michael Chmilewski Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1971.

Ron Conner Garber High School, Garber, OK. Class of 1971.

John D'Aurelio John F Kennedy High School, Cheektowaga, NT. Class of 1971.

Alan Grant Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA. Instrument: Clarinet and Saxaphone.

Patricia Haeussler Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1971.

James Herron Spearville High School, Spearville, KS. Class of 1971.

Joan Hodorff Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1971. Director: Harland Nonhof.

James Johnson Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect, IL. Class of 1971. Instrument: Alto Sax.

Karen Justice Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1971.

Elijah King Jr. Tuskegee Institute High School, Tuskegee Institute, AL. Class of 1971. Instrument: Trobone, Director: Charlie Hardy. Elijah King, Jr, was the student director for the Concert Band and received 1 Ratings at State Solo and Ensemble Competition for two consecutive years. Elijah was a band member for all for years of high school. Upon graduation he was awarded a partial scholarship in music to attend Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

John Lang Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1971. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Sara Lowen Hibbing High School, Hibbing, MN. Class of 1971 Instrument: flute.

Larry Myers Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1971. Instrument: Snare Drum

Patty Raab Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1971. Instrument: Trumpet

Cathie Ross Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1971. Instrument: Clarinet

Mark Alan Samaras Hoopeston High School, Hoopeston, IL. Class of 1971. Instrument: Cornet

Marie Scarrott Romulus Central School Districti, Romulus, NY. Class of 1971.

Brian C. Searles Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1971. Director: Paul Miller. Brian is the first student on the school's John Philip Sousa Award plaque. 

Michael Sherman Bluffton Exempted Village Schools, Bluffton, OH. Class of 1971. Instrument: Sousaphone, Director: Mrs. Marion Brandehoff. Bluffton High School Marching Band 1968-1971, concert band 1968-1971, stage band, pep band, student conductor 1970-1971

Gary Sita McKeesport Area Senior High School, McKeesport, PA. Class of 1971. Instrument: Clarinet

Mike Slawinski Cortez High School, Phoenix, AZ. Class of 1971. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone. He went to receive a bachelor's degree in music education and a masters in music performance on flute. Currently is a band director in the Crane School District in Yuma, Arizona.

Carol Thimm Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1971. Instrument: Clarinet

Nancy Woolard Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1971.

James A. Young Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1971. Instrument: Percussion/String Bass

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1970
Richard Bergen Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1970.

Amy Rice Blumenthal Cheyenne Central High School, Cheyenne, WY.

Jerry Brehmer Garber High School, Garber, OK. Class of 1970.

Janice Cory Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1970.

Vicky Golombecki Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1970. Instrument: Clarinet

Edwin Harmon Lexington High School, Lexington, SC. Instrument: Trombone

Loyd Henson Malvern High School, Malvern, AR. Class of 1970. Instrument: Trumpet

Daniel M. Hoenigman Mayfield Senior High School, Highland Heights, OH. Class of 1970. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Herman Treu. Went on to play trombone professionally through the 70's and early 80's. Went back to school to learn instrument repair and worked in that trade for the rest of his working life.

Jean Hutchinson Wheaton Central High School, Wheaton, IL. Instrument: flute

G. Edward Krauss New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ. Class of 1970. Instrument: Tuba, Director: Mr. Alfred Weissman. Graduate - West Chester University, 1974, MA - Trenton State College 1982, Music Educator since 1974

Michael Lockman Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1970.

Danny Moser Garber High School, Garber, OK. Class of 1970.

Marian E. Pirih Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1970. Instrument: Flute

Terry Pittman Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1970.

Glen C. Ritz Rio Lindo Academy, Healdsburg, CA. Class of 1970. Instrument: trumpet.

Paul Roberts Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Nancy Roe Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1970.

Thomas Skwarcan Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1970.

Robert Smith Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1970.

Cheryl White Romulus Central School Districti, Romulus, NY. Class of 1970.

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