Franklin Community High School

Instrumental Music Department

DEPARTMENT AWARDS

John Philip Sousa Award

The Sousa Award is the pinnacle of achievement in a high school band. Introduced in 1955 to honor the top student in a high school band, the John Philip Sousa Award recognizes superior musicianship and
outstanding dedication. It was created with the approval of Helen Sousa Albert and Priscilla Sousa, daughters of the famous composer and bandmaster.

2021 - Nikolai Shergi

2029 - __________________

2028 - __________________

2027 - __________________

2026 - __________________

2025 - __________________

2024 - __________________

2023 - __________________

2022 - Nikolai Shergi

2021 - Kylie Stahl

2020 - Ian Hickey

2019 - Dave Chaney

2018 - Noah Skeel

2017 - Jeffrey Wiggington

2016 - Kayla Bull

2015 - Ethan Heikens

2014 - Jacob Boesch

2013 - Hannah Bennett

2012 - Tabitha Cochenour

2011 - Patrick Walls

2010 - Britany Smith

 

2009 - Marsi Hord

2008 - Tiffany Polson

2007 - Kristen Fox

2006 - Brad Good

2005 - Drew Matthews

2004 - Kristan Morley

2003 - Jared Wooten

2002 - Brandy Hogue

2001 - Rachel Clyngenpeel

2000 - Nick Fogarty

1999 - Eric Hestand

1998 - Jason Keller

1997 - Jessica Rush

1996 - Aaron Chandler

1995 - Todd Hudson

1994 - John P. Wilson II

1993 - Jeff Dunkle

1992 - Courtney Davis

1991 - _______________

1990 - _______________

 

1989 - _______________

1988 - _______________

1987 - _______________

1986 - _______________

1985 - _______________

1984 - Jeff Beaman

1983 - _______________

1982 - _______________

1981 - Emily Bradley

1980 - _______________

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1978 - _______________

1977 - _______________

1976 - _______________

1975 - _______________

1974 - _______________

1973 - _______________

1972 - _______________

1971 - _______________

1970 - _______________

We are working on filling in the missing names of the other John Philip Sousa award recipients.

If you have any additional information that would help us out please let us know. Thank you!

Patrick S. Gilmore Award

The Gilmore Band Award was introduced in 1994 in honor of the legendary bandmaster and impresario.
Patrick Gilmore (1829-1892) and his band joined
General Burnside’s expedition to North Carolina in
the Civil War. Gilmore also played for every president of his day, including Abraham Lincoln. This award honors outstanding high school band students and their achievements and commitment to the band.

2022 - Bella Street

2022 - Bella Street

2021 - Hannah Nix

2020 - Josh Cantwell

2019 - Caleb Wiggington

2018 - Stevie Burgett

2017 - Allison Greenwell

2016 - Riley Seal

2015 - Michaela Moore

2014 - Katie Bradley

2013 - Mary Bradley

2012 - Ben Keefer

2011 - Meredith Moore

2010 - Donnie Wiggington

 

2009 - Patrick Walls

2008 - Marsi Hord

2007 - Sarah Topletz

2006 - Marybeth Gomez

2005 - Alex Jones

Louis Armstrong Award

The Louis Armstrong Award was inaugurated in 1974 with the consent of his widow shortly after Louis Armstrong’s death in 1971 to honor an outstanding high school jazz musician.

2021 - Liam Clarke

2022 - Liam Clarke

2021 - Derrik Muth

2020 - Johnathan Sparrow

2019 - Dillin Collins

2018 - Wes Burris

2017 - Brian Ross

2016 - Jeffrey Wiggington

2015 - Katie Curry

2014 - Evan Hawk

2013 - Amy Hendricks

2012 - Alisa Henry

2011 - Martina Theros

2010 - Patrick Walls

 

2009 - Grant Pfifer

2008 - Grant Pfifer

2007 - Grant Pfifer

Quincy Jones Award

The Quincy Jones Award honors outstanding students for their creativity and musicianship and who share a boundless energy and musical versatility.

2022 - Ethan Hacker

2022 - Ethan Hacker

2021 - Reily Burke

2020 - Kinsey Hufford

 

2019 - Maddy Lowe

2018 - Brian Ross

2017 - T.J. Vculek

2016 - Jacob Ford

2015 - Evan Hawk

2014 - Charissa Catlin

2013 - Adam Land

2012 - Andy Greenwell

2011 - Katie Grenwell