Congratulations to-


Jan Cunningham

Conway Carl Stuart Middle School

Arkansas Bandmaster of the Year


Joe Trusty

Cabot Senior High

National Federation High Schools
Outstanding Music Educator 2010




Monique Hernandez
Graduate of ATU – Clarksville Schools


C J Morris
Graduate of U of A Fayetteville – Farmington Schools

2011 Recipients of the Ray and Ruth Brandon Scholarship Award

The Raymond and Ruth Brandon Scholarship was established to honor their many years of faithful service to the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association and the Arkansas Bandmasters Association.  The ASBOA Executive Advisory Committee was given the responsibility of administrating the scholarship. Since many scholarships are available for entering music majors, the committee decided to offer this scholarship to individuals entering the instrumental music profession in the state of Arkansas.  This scholarship could help with the transition time until their first paycheck in September, or it could be invested in professional materials. 

In keeping with the spirit of Ray and Ruth’s selfless service to others, the award goes to individuals who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement, leadership ability, and a desire to help and serve others – the ‘we - us’ mind-set, not the ‘I - me’ attitude.



Josh Ray
Fort Smith
Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Young Band Director



ABA Board
Jan & Tim Cunningham,
Sissy & Freddy Pierce,
Jeff & Greta Marlow,
Rick & Sherry Sowell
Prissy Buchanan, and
Chuck & Claudette Booker

Thanks for all your hard work for us!

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