Congratulations to-



Grant Brinkle

Nettleton Junior High

Arkansas Bandmaster
of the Year

Grant with wife, Jo.  
Grant Brinkle with past Bandmaster of the Year recipients present at the reception
 Jan Cunningham, Julia Reynolds
Cathy Williams, Sheila Brooks, Prissy Buchanan, Karen Dismuke
David Stuart, Sr., George Pokorski, John Webb, Kevin Taylor
Joe Trusty, Ricky Brooks, Tim Cunningham

Grant receiving award from Karen Dismuke,
chair of the Bandmaster of the Year Committee

Patrice Brown - Arkansas Tech University
Cassie Ferrell - Arkansas State University
Lauren Lacy - University of Central Arkansas
Daniel Severs - University of Central Arkansas

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.

  Patrick Combs
Fountain Lake

Phi Beta Mu
Outstanding Young Band Director
 ASBOA Honorary, PBM Hall of Famer, and mentor , Patricia Ellison, with Patrick Combs

Ethel 'Sissy' Pierce
U of A - Monticello
U of A - Pine Bluff

National Federation of
High Schools
to Music Education

ABA Board
on an Outstanding Convention

Karen Dismuke & Sarah Abbott
Joe Trusty & Kara Reynolds
Brian and Andrea Pearson
Janna and Sean Lane
Mark and Rhonda Pounds
Jeff & Cindy Kee
Prissy Buchanan

Thanks for all of your hard work for us!
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