Alden Bean Blevins received the Phi Kappa Phi 2017 Love of Learning Award. One hundred of these awards are announced twice a year, and each carries a $500 scholarship for professional development.
Jared Broussard has accepted a full-time position as Lecturer in Trumpet at the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley.
Jonathan Forbes has accepted a high school music teacher position at Saigon South International School in Saigon, Vietnam. He will direct the band, orchestra, and jazz band, as well as teach IB Music.
Robert “Scot” Mitchell has accepted a full-time job at Forest Hills Elementary in Danville, Va. He’s will direct the fifth-grade band, chorus, and an Orff ensemble, and is also teaching general music.
No BS! Brass Band was named the top “Next local band that should be on late-night television” by Richmond Magazine as part of the 2017 Best & Worst poll.
Jon Schoepflin and Madeline Barker‘s chapter of Tri-M Music Honor Society at Elizabeth Davis Middle School in Chester, Va. was awarded 2017 Chapter of the Year by the National Association for Music Education.