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1989
Brian Balser North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1989. 

Melissa Batterman Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1989. Director: Paul Hayes.

Cal Beanblossom Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1989. Instrument: French Horn

Jennifer Brockman Cerro Gordo High School, Cerro Gordo, IL. Class of 1989. Instrument: Flute

Trevor Burns Big Springs High School, Big Springs, NE. Class of 1989. Instrument: Percussion

Betsy Caldwell LaVergne High School, LaVergne, TN. Class of 1989. Instrument: Flute

Deborah Candler Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1989. Instrument: Clarinet

Tom Crowell Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1989. Instrument: Clarinet

Diane Crum Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1989. Instrument: Clarinet

Bryan Doll South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1989. Instrument: Trumpet

Dan Dreitzler Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1989.

Jason A. Falvo Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1989. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Tami Gangelhoff Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1989.

Larry Gerber New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1989

Darren Guttmann Valmeyer High School, Valmeyer, IL. Class of 1989.

Chad Harris South Haven High School, South Haven, KS. Class of 1989. Instrument: Euphonium

Heath Hartwig Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1989. Director: Robert Ouren.

Rhonda Hunt Hardin County High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1989.

Jim Jordan Bullock Creek High School, Midland, MI. Class of 1989. Instrument: Tuba

Kris Klafke Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1989. Instrument: Trumpet

Robert E. Maxey Jr. Henderson High School, Chamblee, GA. Class of 1989. Instrument: Trumpet

Sanchia McCall Marvell High School, Marvell, AR. Class of 1989. Instrument: trumpet

Aaron McCarty Soquel High School, Soquel, CA. Class of 1989. Instrument: Trombone

Wendy McClellan Valmeyer High School, Valmeyer, IL. Class of 1989.

Brad Mielke Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1989. Instrument: Percussion

Karen Mierzejewski Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1989.

Donnie Orr Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1989.

Brian Ringstad L'Anse Creuse High School, Harrison Township, MI. Class of 1989. Instrument: N/A, Director: Steve Bergmann.

Bobbi Jo Schnabel Eureka High School, Eureka, SD. Class of 1990. Instrument: Horn

Renae Smirlis East Lake High School, Tarpon Springs, FL. Class of 1989. Instrument: Clarinet, Director: Dr. Hubert Toney, Jr. Renae Smirlis was an outstanding drum major and leader at East Lake High School during the school's opening in 1987. Renae along with Michelle Davis were the schools first drum majors for the 1987-88 and 1988-89 school years.

Leela Srinivasan Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1989.

Beau Sutherland Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, IL. Class of 1989. Instrument: Trumpet

Eric Thierman Allegany-Limestone CSD, Allegany, NY. Class of 1989. Instrument: Trombone

Sam Wilson Highland High School, Monterey, VA. Class of 1989. Instrument: Snare drum, Director: Marvin E. Luckett. Other instruments played include trumpet and tuba.

Tracy Yeanish Perkiomen Valley High School, Collegeville, PA. Class of 1989. Instrument: clarinet & tenor saxophone

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1988
Greg Athey Fort Hill High School, Cumberland, MD. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet. Soon after, enlisted and served in the United States Navy for 8 years (stationed in the Persian Gulf during the first Desert Storm).

Jason Baker Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1988.

Kristin Bergmann Valmeyer High School, Valmeyer, IL. Class of 1988.

James Buckley Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

Robert Damato Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1988.

Julie Delcamp North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1988.

Andrea Denson Marvell High School, Marvell, AR. Class of 1989. Instrument: clarinet

Tammy Dreikosen Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1988. Director: Paul Hayes.

Paula Fischer Eureka High School, Eureka, SD. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

Lenisha Ann Fulton Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1988. 

Lori Gean Hardin County High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1988.

Travis Greuel Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1988. Instrument: Tuba

Carla J. Wobser Hawkins Margaretta High School, Castalia, OH. Class of 1988. Instrument: Flute. "I still continue to play my flute for community orchestras."

Paul Jackson Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1988. Director: Robert Ouren.

Will Johnson Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trombone

Sean Lervaag Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, IL. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trombone

Jennifer Lemke Aurora East High School, Aurora, IL. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

Dan Mattson Lansing Christian School, Lansing, MI. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trombone

Donny May Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1988.

William Guy McKinney II Gorham-Fayette High School, Fayette, OH. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trombone

Joni Mettler Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

Michele Lee Rosepine High School, Rosepine, LA, Class of 1988, Clarinet

Mark Jason Milmine Southern California Military Academy, Signal Hill, CA. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet, Student was introduced into the band in 3rd grade as a beginning bandsman. Was 3rd chair by 5th grade and excelled exponentially after that. He became a first chair trumpeter and started playing with the drum and bugle corp, then later that year as a solo trumpeter within the color guard ceremonies. He was personally chosen to play a solo taps memorial in 1985 and was decorated as one of the outstanding bandsman trophies. Later that same year was appointed as outstanding service for Drum and Bugle corp and following year became the drum and bugle corp commander then in 1986 became the band commander and lead trumpeter. During his graduation in 1988 he was awarded the John Philips Sousa Band Award for his dedication.

Bob Milnikel New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1988

Joey Moore Bearded High School, Knoxville, TN. Class of 1988. Instrument: Bass and Drums. Joey Moore (aka: Joseph Patrick Moore) is now an accomplished Recording/Touring artist.

Rusty Raney Marvell High School, Marvell, AR. Class of 1988. Instrument: percussion

Bill Rindone Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Paul Schmid Peoria Notre Dame High School, Peoria, IL. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

Kathi Sheey Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1988.

Randy Stephens Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

LeAnn Stoltenberg Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, Fremont, NE. Class of 1988. 

Mark Switzer Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1988.

Tim Tapia Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1988.

LeAnna Traughber Cerro Gordo High School, Cerro Gordo, IL. Class of 1988. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Eric Warner South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1988. Instrument: Trumpet

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1987
Jeanine Canedo Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Charles Brian Cleary McKeesport Area High School, McKeesport, PA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone.

Jill Counts Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1987.

Harry Crist New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1987

Patricia Dreikosen Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1987. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Eric Khristie.

Kim Doll South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Clarinet

Sheila Friary Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1987. Director: Robert Ouren.

Shannon Gilkey Hardin County High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1987. Instrument: Clarinet

Andrew Henry Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone

Michael Stuart Holmes Mills E. Godwin High School, Richmond, VA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Horn

Albert Isaacs Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1987.

Deborah Knobloch Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1987. Instrument: Oboe

Kevin Lindgren Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1987. Instrument: Euphonium

June Mansberger Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Clarinet

Daniel Merck East Hall High School, Gainesville, GA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Mercer Crook/Ernie Phillips. Band captain of the EHHS Viking band. Went to UGA and is now a high school band director at Chestatee High School.

Michael S. Milnarik Benton Area Jr-Sr High School, Benton, PA. Class of 1987. Instrument: Tuba

Lisa Olson Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1987. Instrument: Trumpet

Anne Package Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1987.

Paul Piskorski Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, Fremont, NE. Class of 1987.

Karen Roady Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1987.

Denise Roper Vandebilt Catholic High School, Houma, LA. Class of 1987. Instrument: flute and piccolo

Cyndi Sadler Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1987.

Toni Schilling Valmeyer High School, Valmeyer, IL. Class of 1987. 

Scott Schulz Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1987. Instrument: Clarinet

Angie Siebeneck North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1987. 

James Stephenson Marvell High School, Marvell, AR. Class of 1987. Instrument: trumpet

Joel Stopka Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1987. Instrument: Trombone

Jenny Thomas Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1987.

Douglas Toth Southwest Onslow High School, Jacksonville, NC. Class of 1987. Instrument: Contra-Bass Clarinet, Director: Michae Lopez. Went on to ECU as a music major, then into the computer industry to eventually work for IBM and Lenovo.

Rick Verdier John Swett High School, Crockett, CA. Class of 1987. Instruments: Trumpet & French Horn

Raymond Wells Cerro Gordo High School, Cerro Gordo, IL. Class of 1987. Instrument: Trumpet

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1986
Shannon W. Baca Nichols Jr High School, Boloxi, MS. Class of 1986. Instrument: percussion. Shannon went on to win state and national honors. He continues to play rudimental snare drum and teaches whenever he can.

Bryan Back Breathitt County High School, Jackson, KY. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trombone. All-District and All-American Trombone Player. 1986 Who's Who in Music, and Superior Solo Rating

Robert (Bobby) Bean Okolona High School, Okolona, MS. Class of 1986. Instrument Trumpet, tuba

Michele Bermudez Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1986.

Paul Beuning Albany Senior High School, Albany, MN. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trumpet. Currently band director at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, NV. Spend 21 years as a trumpet player in the Army Band. Resident trumpet player in the Sierra Vista and Maui Symphony orchestras.

Renae Lepone Block Lenape High School, Medford, NJ, Class of 1986, instrument: flute. Received a BS in Music Education from West Chester University 1990, Current owner/director of The Evesham Flute Studio.

Michael Braxton Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1986. Instrument: French Horn

Dale Buresh Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, Fremont, NE. Class of 1986.

Don Casteel Hardin County High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1986.

Dale Chapman Lord Selkirk Composite High School, Selkirk, Manitoba. Class of 1986. Instrument: Horn. Dale is a multi-instrumentalist, leader of a community big band and a full time music educator in Edmonton, Alberta.

David Cockran Pearl River High School, Pearl River, LA. Class of 1986. Instrument: French Horn, Director: Perry Porter.

Kimberly Coots Cumberland High School, Cumberland, KY. Class of 1986. Instrument: saxophone

Rob Deckerman Carle Place High School, Carle Place, NY. Class of 1986. Instrument Tuba and Piano. Ensembles: Stage Band, Marching Band, Orchestra. He was an All-State Alternate, Played 3 years All County and was a NYSSMA member.

Richard Dryer Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1986. Instrument: Bass Clarinet

Shelley Brock Edwards Oak Ridge High School, Conroe, TX. Class of 1986. Instrument: Flute and Piccolo

William Frankland Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1986. Instrument: Tuba

Lisa Fridgeirsson New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1986

James E. Garvey Gahanna Lincoln High School, Gahanna, OH. Class of 1986. Instrument: Alto saxophone

Jacqueline A. Giacomo East Central High School, Tulsa, OK. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trombone

Rudy Gilbert Mandeville High School, Mandeville, LA. Class of 1986. Instrument: Clarinet, Percussion, Director: Doug Bergeron.

Brenda Henderson Southmore Intermediate School, Pasadena, TX. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trumpet

D. Ray Hill Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1986. Instrument: tuba

Jeff Hillyard Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trumpet

Lezlie Johnson Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1986. Director: Robert Ouren.

David Kresheck Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1986. Instrument: Saxophone

Kin LaCombe North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1986. 

Ernest Mike Laurenzi Cristobal Jr. Sr. High School, Coco Solo, Panama. Class of 86. Instrument: Tuba (clarinet, alto sax), Director: John D Mclain.

Joseph Roger Miller Columbia High School, Columbia, SC. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Robert Gunning IV. Joseph Miller is currently the band director at Great Falls High/Middle Schools in SC.

Emma Moon Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1986. 

Matt Moreland South Haven High School, South Haven, KS. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trombone

Vito Nole Bloomfield North Junior High School, Bloomfield, NJ. Class of 1990. Instrument: Trumpet

Diana Nonhof Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1986. Director: Harland Nonoff.

Leon R Reese III Shades Valley High School, Birmingham, AL. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jim Seagle. Student was involved in many honor bands throughout Alabama and after high school attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana as a Music Education major on a band scholarship.

Tim Rohrbaugh South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trumpet, present music educator

Susan Schilling Valmeyer High School, Valmeyer, IL. Class of 1986.

Randy Smasal Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1986. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone

Ken Sturgeon Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Lynette Sutton Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1986. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Richard Thomas Richland High School, N. Richland Hills, TX. Class of 1986. Instrument: French Horn

Jeffrey W. VanderMel LaPorte High School, LaPorte, IN. Class of 1986. Instrument: Tuba

Alvin Villarette Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1986.

Angie Weber Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1986. Instrument: Clarinet

Julie Williams Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1986.
 
Jennifer Willimont
Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1986.

Karrie Sue Worden Pinconning High School, Pinconning, MI. Class of 1986. Instrument: French Horn/Mellophone, Director: Greg Smokovitz. Karrie was a French Horn player for concert band and Mellophone player for marching band. Karrie was involved in Solo/Ensemble competitions and Solos at the state level. She was also a part of the pit orchestra for "Oklahoma."

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1985
Mark Aguero Hawthorne High School, Hawthorne, CA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: John Merkovsky.

Alex Benavidez Nixon-Smiley High School, Nixon, TX. Class of 1985 Instrument: Tuba

Joe Fisher Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1985. Director: Robert Ouren.

Nicholas Holland Northwood High School, Northwood, SC. Class of 1985

Julie Golombecki Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1985. Instrument: Clarinet

Jeff Gremmer Garner High School, Garner, IA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Ken Ferjak

Bryan Knisley Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1985.

Leah Knobloch Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1985. Instrument: Oboe

Lynn Kulikowski El Toro High School, El Toro, CA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Euphonium, Director: Patricia Rainer.

John Laschinsky Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Percussion

Steve LaCombe North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1985.

Leigh Landrum Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1985. Instrument: saxophone

Carol Lawson New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1985

Bill Martin Aurora East High School, Aurora, IL. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trombone

William McCabe Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1985. 

Phil McDermott Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, Fremont, NE. Class of 1985. 

Mark J Milmine Southern California Military Academy, Signal Hill, CA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trumpet

Ernie Miranda Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trumpet

Curtis Moore Hardin County High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1985.

Matt Moreland South Haven High School, South Haven, KS. Class of 1986. Instrument: Trombone

Linda Ouellet Madawaska High School, Madawaska, ME. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trumpet

Heidi Potocnik Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1985. Instrument: Percussion

Michelle Ramirez Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Tammy Rentmeester Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1985. Director: Harland Nonhof. 

Michelle Rudy Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Flute

Lisa Taylor Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1985.

Michael Thompson Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trumpet

Scott Treibitz Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1985.

John J. Tyler Jr. Marion High School, Marion, SC. Class of 1985. Instrument: Trombone

Rick Worley South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1985. Instrument: Percussion: Snare Drum, Mallets, Timpani

Eric Zweifel Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1985. Instrument: percussion

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1984
Angela Alleman Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1984. Instrument: Flute

Eric Amesbury Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton, CA. Class of 1984. Instrument: alto saxophone, flute, clarinet

Bob Baylis Christiana High School, Newark, DE. Class of 1984. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Dale Burkhard. I was a 4-year music student at Christiana High School, and also earned additional honors such as Delaware All-State Band and selection to the 1983 McDonald's All-American High School Band.

Shawn Behnken Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1984. Instrument: Trombone

Nancy Beine Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1984. Instrument: Oboe

Beth Bennett Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1984. Instrument: Clarinet

Mike Bermudez Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1984.

Carmen Conrad Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1984.
 
Lehann Christie Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1984. Director: Robert Ouren.

John Devenney Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1984. Instrument: Trumpet

Kathy Gehrke Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1984. Instrument: Trumpet

Dana Gilkey Hardin County High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1984.

Richard Graef New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1984. Instrument: Horn

G. Eric Gustafson​ Orangewood Academy, Garden Grove, CA.

Stephen Krak Westerville South High School, Westerville, OH. Class of 1984. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Scott Hickey. One of the finest musicians and students in my teaching career. Exceeded all expectations.

David M. Krebs Southmore Intermediate School, Pasadena, TX. Class of 1984. Instrument: Tuba.

W. Scott MacDonald Keystone Oaks High School, Pittsburgh, PA. Class of 1984. Instrument: Trumpet

Kathryn Meyerson Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1984.

Lori Olson Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1984. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Tina Perkins Oak Glen High School, New Cumberland, WV. Class of 1984. Instrument: Tenor Saxophone, Director: Neil Randolph.

Curley Glen Powers Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, OH. Class of 1984.

Linda Price Westerville South High School, Westerville, OH. Class of 1984. Instrument: Flute, Director: Scott Hickey. Fantastic musician who went beyond all expectations.

Michelle Region Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1984.

Jody Retzer Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1984. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Ronda Rindone Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Adam Rubinson Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1984.

Christina Rutledge North Central Local School, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1984.

Homer Gene White, Jr EUNICE HIGH SCHOOL, Eunice, Louisiana . Class of 1984. Instrument: Trumpet , Director: Robin Dagile. Outstanding example-ship and performance in trumpet concert performances and marching bands.

1983
Douglas Allen Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trumpet

Pete Anzaldua Cuero High School, Cuero, TX. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trumpet

Thomas Blue Oxford High School, Oxford, MI. Class of 1983. Instrument: Clarinet. I have a B.S. Mus. Ed. degree from Roberts Wesleyan College and a M.M. Ed. degree from Michigan State Univerisity in choral conducting. I am currently teaching 6-12 choral music in the Rochester Community Schools at Rochester Adams High School and Van Hoosen Middle School in Rochester, Michigan.

Darren Cawthon Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1983.

Melinda Clausen South Haven High School, South Haven, KS. Class of 1983. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Michael J Crivellaro Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, FL. Class of 1983. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Paul Montanari. Michael Crivellaro was a member of the 1981 and 1983 Charlotte High School Silver King Marching and Concert Bands, and was selected 4th chair All State Symphonic Band as a percussionist his senior year.

Kay Dubler Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1983. Instrument: French Horn

John Flaherty New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1983.

Kerry Gillard Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1983. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Kathy Gott Columbia High School, Lake City, FL. Class of 1983. Instrument: Flute

Mark Gunderson Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trombone

Steve Holmgren Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trombone

Michelle Hutchinson Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Horn. Drum Major, District Honor Band, All-State Orchestra, Governor's Honors Program

Derek Jensen Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1983.

Rick Jones Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Ronny Leonard Clearfield high school, Clearfield, IA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Carol Cason

Jeffrey Mahon Lahainaluna High School, Lahaina, Hi. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Brian Kelly.

Patti McCutcheon Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1983. Instrument: Clarinet

Sandra McMillen North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1983. 

Carol Neal McDonald Robert E. Lee High School, Midland, TX. Instrument: flute.

John Papandria Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1983.

Dave Sailer Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trumpet

Danelle Schlinger Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1983. Director: Robert Ouren.

Jacquelyn Schneider Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1983. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Yul Shelton Madison-Ridgeland High School, Madison, MS. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Vicki Shrontz Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Diane Stevens South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Clarinet

Christopher Tank Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Richard Alnes. Christopher was an outstanding member of the music program. He was lead trumpet chair in all of the ensembles and drum major in the marching band. He participated in all of the instrumental and choral ensembles as well with outstanding marks in contests and festivals.

Julie Thacker Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1983.

Anne Thornton Waynesboro Area Senior High School, Waynesboro, PA. Class of 1983. Instrument: Flute/ piccolo

Lauren Varuzzo Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1983. Instrument: Flute

Louis Varuzzo Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1983. Instrument: Percussion

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1982
Darien Billingsly Worth County High School, Sylvetser, GA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Tuba

Dorothy Boehm New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1982

Shari Borslien Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1982. Instrument: Flute

Aaron Buckel El Cajon Valley High School, El Cajon, CA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Trumpet

Michael Damato Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1982. 

John K. Dorey III South Hunterdon Regional High School, Lambertville, NJ. Class of 1982.

Rachel Falls Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1982.

Andy Ford North Kansas City High School, North Kansas City, MO. Class of 1983. Instrument: Trombone

Michael Gielniak Troy High School Troy, MI. Class of 1983.

Regina Helcher Colerain High School, Cincinnati, OH. Class of 1982. Instrument: flute/piccolo. Regina Helcher was a very successful flute and piccolo player. She was the band president and also participated in every school musical ensemble besides being a 3 year member of the Cincinnati Youth Symphony Orchestra.

John Hendrickson Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Sharon Houk North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1982.

Robert Leipold Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Trumpet

Michael Lisicky Cherry Hill High School East, Cherry Hill, NJ. Class of 1982. Instrument: oboe. Oboist, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Former member Richmond and Savannah Symphonies.

Gordon Lowry Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Trombone

Jodi Lowery Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1982.

Lisa Martin Everett High School, Everett, MA. Class of 1982.

Melanie Orth Hartford Union High School, Hartford, WI. Class of 1982. Instrument: French Horn

Julie Retzer Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1982. Director: Harland Nonhof. 

Mike Rovno Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1982.

Paul Semper Cuero High School, Cuero, TX. Class of 1982. 

Robin Shorb South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Trumpet

Brenda Sides Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Clarinet

Thomas Small Saint Joseph High School, South Bend, IN. Class of 1982. 

Brenda Smieja Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1982. Instrument: Coronet

Dan Stiller Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1982. Director: Robert Ouren

Carlos Villegas Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1982.

Ray Winston Lanett High School, Lanett, AL. Class of 1982. Instrument: Percussion. I was the first African American Drummer to win this award at my High School: And could be the first for the State of Alabama as well.

Sheri N. Wyles Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1982. Instrument: Flute. Drum Major, District Honor Band, All-State Band, Governor's Honors Program

Patricia Yurasits Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1982.

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1981
Phillip R. Bertolini South Lake High School, St. Clair Shores, MI. Class of 1981. Instrument: Tuba/Sousaphone

Grace Boxrucker Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1981. Instrument: Flute & Piccolo

Jay Brown Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Percussion

Donna Bryan Daniel Hand High School, Madison, CT. Class of 1981. Instrument: Saxophone

Jeanette Cary Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1981.

Bradley Cohen New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1981.

Jimmer Connors Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1981.

Rene Adams Couch Orange High School, Hillsborough, NC. Class of 1981. Instrument: Drums/Percussion. Member of Symphonic band, jazz band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, and marching band. First chair all-state band 1981.

Kathleen Forbes Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1981.

Ron Garrett Bullock Creek High School, Midland, MI. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trombone/Drum Major

Joseph Groshek Nathan Hale High School, West Allis, WI. Class of 1981. Instrument: Percussion. Joe Groshek started playing the drums at age ten, taking private lessons for six years under Scott Cincotta. Winning eight first place medals for State Solo and Ensemble competition.

Annete Haire Worth County High School, Sylvetser, GA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Flute

Bonnie Hellick South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet

Lisa Hensen Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1981. Instrument: Alto Saxophone, Director: Harland Nonhof.

Julie Jordan Osawatomie High School, Osawatomie, KS. Class of 1981. Instrument: Alto Sax. Julie went to college at Emporia State University. She currently teaches elementary music for USD 367 Osawatomie Schools.

Chris Kramer Fort Cherry Jr/Sr High School, McDonald, PA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet

Paul Maddoux East Chamber Consolidated, Winnie, TX. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet.

Donna Messing T.C. Roberson High School, Skyland, NC. Class of 1981. Instrument: Bassoon, Director: Brenda Russell.

Laurie Messner North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH, Class of 1981. 

Christine Miller West Allegheny Senior High School, Imperial, PA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Clarinet.

Thomas J Mulder, Jr Capistrano Valley High School, Mission Viejo, CA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet, French Horn, Baritone, Director: Robert L. Olinger.

Cheryl Olson Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet

Bernard A. Oravec Greater Johnstown Central Senior High School, Johnstown, PA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Drums/Percussion, Director: N/A. Member of Marching Band, including one year as Drum Major, Stage Band, Pep Band, Concert Band (Timpani) and Orchestra (Timpani). Earned BA degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985.

Michael Packard Osawatomie High School, Osawatomie, KS. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet. Michael went on to Emporia State Unversity in Kansas and earned a BME. He is now the current director at his Hometown High School-USD 367 Osawatomie Schools.

Kimberly Peters Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1981. Instrument: French Horn

Felicia A. Reilly Resurrection High School, Chicago, IL. Class of 1981. 

Todd Richman North Mercer R-III, Mercer, MO. Class of 1981.

Kevin Smith Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Mark Smith Bellbrook High School, Bellbrook, OH. Class of 1981. Instrument: Saxophone, Director: Manfred Stamguts. Attended Ohio University Studying Music Education and member of the Ohio University Marching 110. Was in US Army Band and now resides in the UK

Robin Smith Portland High School, Portland, MI. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trumpet. Robin played trumpet and other brass instruments in both concert and marching bands. She also was involved in solo./ensemble festivals and played percussion.

David Snyder Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1981. Instrument: Trombone

Midge Sumner Worth County High School, Albany, GA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Flute

C. Wesley Tipton IV Howard Senior High School. Class of 1981. Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Mary Towell Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1981.

Robert Wood Cuero High School, Cuero, TX. Class of 1981. 

Michelle Zola Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1981. Instrument: Clarinet

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1980
Ronda Adkins Nordonia High School, Macedonia, OH. Class of 1980. Instrument: Clarinet

David Borovsky New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. Class of 1980

Teresa Burg Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1980. Director: Jeff Eitreim

Gregory Burke Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1980. Instrument: Trombone

Will Burks Littlefield High School, Littlefield, TX. Class of 1980. Instrument: Percussion, Director: Tom SoRelle.

Jeffrey Cress Edison Jr. High, Parkersburg, WV.

Cevin Currey Hilltop High School, Chula Vista, CA.

Jay Daly Gates Chili High School, Rochester, NY. Class of 1980. Instrument: Trumpet, Director: Jay Daly.

Mark Gary Central High School, Savannah, TN. Class of 1980.

Teresa Golombecki Swanville High School, Swanville, MN. Class of 1980. Instrument: Flute

Mark Grenier Island Trees High School, Levittown, NY. Class of 1980.

Phillip Greschner Owen-Withee High School, Owen, WI. Class of 1980. Instrument: Trumpet

Laura Guzman Riverside High School, El Paso, TX. Class of 1980.

Sherry Jackson Dalton High School, Dalton, GA. Class of 1980. Instrument: trumpet. Sherry Jackson won the 1980 John Philip Sousa Band Award in Dalton Georgia as a section leader in the Dalton High School Catamount Band. She was also a member of the Georgia AllState Orchestra all 4 years in high school and a prolific pianist, both as a soloist and an accompanist. Sherry went on to study piano performance at the college level, where she played recitals each year, including an honors senior recital. Sherry accompanied instrumentalists, vocalists, and choirs extensively, as well as pipe organ at a large United Methodist church in Tallahassee, Florida.

Lyle Junge Red Bud High School, Red Bud, IL. Class of 1980. Instrument: French Horn.

Cherie Justus Adena High School, Frankfort, OH. Class of 1980.

George Kieley Arlington High School, LaGrangeville, NY. Class of 1980. Instrument: Trumpet

Nancy Knickel Campbellsport High School, Campbellsport, WI. Class of 1980. Director: Harland Nonhof.

Donald Kundert Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN. Class of 1980. Director: Jeff Eitreim.

Mark Kusey Samuel Clemens High School, Schertz, TX. Class of 1980.

J. Scott Lusk Trinity High School, Washington, PA. Class of 1980. Instrument: Trumpet

Steve Mahoney South Gwinnett High School, Snellville, GA. Class of 1980. Instrument: Trombone, Director: Robert Andrews. Steve Mahoney was the epitome of this award as he was an outstanding Georgia All-State Band trombonist who was a class act, but more importantly, he was a gentleman and dear friend to those who knew him. Steve majored in trombone performance at the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees and was well on his way to becoming a trombonist in a major symphony before an untimely auto accident. Steve was loved and admired by all of his band colleagues in high school and at college. In the course of a lifetime a band director teaches those students who are successful in music and life, and Steve Mahoney was one of those rare individuals who touched the hearts of those he met and raised everyone's spirits. It was my honor and privilege to direct this fine young man in the South Gwinnett High School Band.

Elizabeth Masters, Tahlequah High School, Tahlequah, OK.  Class of 1980.  Instruments: flute, bassoon.

Dan Meredith South Western HS, Hanover, PA. Class of 1980. Instrument: String Bass

James Nichols Cuero High School, Cuero, TX. Class of 1980.

Susie Orcutt North Central Local Schools, Pioneer, OH. Class of 1980.

George Paul Worth County High School, Sylvester, GA. Class of 1980. Instrument: Percussion. Band Captain.

Peter A. Phelps St. Johns Military Academy, Delafield, WI. Class of 1980.

Tonya Pilsitz Middletown Area High School, Middletown, PA. Class of 1980. Instrument: Tuba

Kevin Richardson Savanna High School, Anaheim, CA. Class of 1980.

Gary Walter Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA. Class of 1980.

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