Band Banquet Awards
Logan High School
Submitted by: Pam Price
The Logan High School Instrumental Music Department held the annual
Band Banquet Awards virtually Thursday night. A special thanks to Brenda Rowe and Clarissa Rowe for their help in recording and producing the awards video.
Recipient of the John Philip Sousa Band Award was Jacob Thompson, son of Dave and Mandy Thompson. "The John Philip Sousa Band Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement and interest in instrumental music," explained Pam Price, L.H.S. Band Director.
"For Singular merit in loyalty and cooperation, for displaying generally those qualities of conduct which school instrumental music strives to impart," she stated.
Recipient of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award at Logan High School was Logan Leffler, daughter of Keith and Rachel Leffler. ”This award is in memory of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, and recognizes an outstanding musician in the Logan High School Jazz program”. The award was presented by Jazz Band Co-Director Ben Wright.
Recipient of the Marine Semper Fidelis Award was Megan Danison, daughter of Brad and Julie Danison. This award is given in “Recognition of Diligence, Dedication and Musical Excellence as a Performing High School Bandsman and Soloist.”
Delaney Kelch, daughter of Galen and Betsy Kelch was presented with The Al Horsky award. This award, established by former students retired Logan High School Band Director Jeff North, and current Logan High School Band Director Pam Price is “for someone who displays only the best in musical excellence and attitude through hard work and dedication" which are traits of Horsky during his twenty year tenure as Logan High School Band Director.
Recipient of the Harold R. (Big Smitty) Smith award was Isabella Ireton, daughter of John and Andrea Ireton. “This award represents pride toward the band, pride in self performance, leadership, desire for an outstanding group, responsibility and devotion," Price explained.
"This award reflects Big Smitty in spirit, dedication, and exceptional enthusiasm," the director explained. "Musical excellence, leadership, and dedication to the band program are the basis for this award."
Emily Stout, daughter of Mark and Mindy Stout; and Collin Rimkus, son of Greg and Heidi Rimkus were the recipients of The Directors Award for Band. This award is for outstanding musicianship and contributions to the band program.
Recipient of the Bill Miller Memorial Award was Alexis Kilkenny, daughter of Bob and Christin Kilkenny. ”Exceptional enthusiasm, spirit, loyalty, desire, and interest in the instrumental music program of the Logan-Hocking Schools are the qualities on which this award is based, " Price commented.
Recipients of the Outstanding Members of the Senior Band were Caitlyn Myers, daughter of Brad and Janet Myers; and Kaitlynne Peters, daughter of Jason and Lindsey Peters.
Emily Chaffin, daughter of Randy and Amanda Chaffin; Jordan Praither, daughter of Roy and Meisha Praither; and Ian Shields, son of Shawn and Karii Shields were honored as Outstanding Freshmen Members of Senior Band.
Kaden Hedges received the Barton Holl Scholarship. The Holl scholarship is awarded each year to a student(s) planning to pursue or currently pursuing a course of study in the area of music. Kaden is a 2018 graduate and will be a junior at Ohio University this fall majoring in Music Education.
The Logan Alumni Band/Al Horsky scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Music Education at Ohio University. The scholarship was awarded to 2017 graduate Clarissa Rowe. Clarissa will be a senior at Ohio University majoring in Music Education and Flute Performance.
A scholarship was established two years ago by the Logan Band Boosters honoring retired Director of Bands, Jeffrey North and is given to a graduating senior in the band attending college in any field. Jacob Thompson, son of Dave and Mandy Thompson was the recipient of this scholarship and was presented by Mr Jeffrey North.
This year additional scholarships were able to be presented thanks to G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. To be eligible for these scholarships, students must be entering a 2 or 4 year college in the fall and majoring in any field of their choice. They must have demonstrated dedication to the band program by performing in various band groups, volunteering to work at concession stands and the fair booth, as well as participating in fundraisers and other booster sponsored events.
Students must also have demonstrated strong leadership skills both on and off the field and stage. The band boosters carefully reviewed all student applications and recipients were chosen. Those recipients are Sydnee Breining, daughter of James and Heather Breining; Megan Danison, daughter of Brad and Julie Danison; Isabella Ireton, daughter of John and Andrea Ireton; Delaney Kelch, daughter of Galen and Betsy Kelch; Alexis Kilkenny, daughter of Bob and Christin Kilkenny; Logan Leffler, daughter of Keith and Rachel Leffler; Kyler Mullins, son of James and Missy Mullins; Caitlyn Myers, daughter of Brad and Janet Myers; and Emily Stout, daughter of Mark and Mindy Stout.
Madi Leach, daughter of Steve and Leigh Ann Leach and Megan Danison were awarded a Certificate of Merit for their many hours of service as band librarians. Kennedy Cotrill, daughter of James and Tamee Cottrill was presented a Certificate of Musicianship for outstanding musical contributions and extra effort learning cymbals during marching season her senior year.
All freshmen members of the band received an "L" lyre patch, sophomore members received instrument pins, and junior members received lyre pins.
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