Welcome to the Riverside High School
Band Hall Of Fame.
* Attention alumni and students: If you know of any award recipients (including yourself) that are not listed, please email Mr. Phillips the name, award, and year received.
The John Philip Sousa Band Award
The John Philip Sousa Award is a national award that was created in 1954. The Award is presented to a graduating senior that demonstrated commitment and excellence to the RHS Concert Band. The pinnacle of achievement in a high school band program, the Sousa Award recognizes outstanding dedication and superior musicianship.
  • 1957 Barbara Kortman
  • 1958 Richard Earl
  • 1959 Robert Poore
  • 1960 Gerald Poore
  • 1961 Rosa Capparelli
  • 1962 Barbara Hoey
  • 1964 Henry Rudzinsk
  • 1965 Patricia Morgan
  • 1966 John Roberts
  • 1967 Dennis Kimbleton
  • 1968 Linda Griscom
  • 1969 Alan Reifsnyder
  • 1970 Carol Bruton
  • 1971 Drew Calandrella
  • 1972 Roger Bennett
  • 1973 Paul Graebeldinger
  • 1974 Edward Grab
  • 1975 John Bienkowski
  • 1976 David DePalmo
  • 1977 Charles Williams
  • 1978 Jeff Gordon
  • 1979 Susan Kuhn
  • 1980 William Jacoby
  • 1981 David Rust
  • 1982 Edward Rust
  • 1983 Doug Price
  • 1984 Lisa Lameiras
  • 1985 David Lippincott
  • 1986 Sean Bradshaw
  • 1987 Paul Lehmann
  • 1988 Donald Nesbitt
  • 1989 George Stemetski
  • 1990 Amy Sue Gauntt
  • 1991 Brian K. Stemetski
  • 1992 Doug Allen
  • 1993 Fred Pasqua
  • 1994 Joseph Holland
  • 1995 Robert Hermansky
  • 1996 Ricardo Lopes
  • 1997 Josh Jasinskas
  • 1998 Jason Pasqua
  • 1999 Robin Brown
  • 2002 Jessica Bozarth
  • 2003 Johweyeh Lowenthal
  • 2004 Michael Rambo
  • 2005 Amanda Gibbs
  • 2006 Rui Soares
  • 2008 Samantha Sorrentino
  • 2009 Elyse Convery
  • 2010 Stephanie Nesbitt
  • 2011 Bobby Dorrell
  • 2012 Kimmie Snow
  • 2013 Mason Hopkins
  • 2014 Connor Trespalacios
Senior Band Scholarship
The Senior Band Scholarship will be presented during senior graduation to a student that went above and beyond what was expected of him/her as a member of the RHS Instrumental Music Department.
 
  • 2006 Mike Deonarain
  • 2007 Kelsey Pietrak
  • 2008 Gina DiCroce
  • 2009 Elyse Convery
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012 Hailey Weaver
  • 2013 Dylan Weimer
  • 2014 Connor Trespalacios
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award is a national award, presented to a graduating senior that demonstrated commitment and excellence to the RHS Jazz Band.
 
  • 1993 Vince Steffens
  • 1994 Joseph Holland
  • 1995 Robert Hermansky
  • 1996 Ricardo Lopes
  • 1997 Pat Dura
  • 1998 Jason Pasqua
  • 1999 Blake Hopkins
  • 2002 Douglas Borger
  • 2003 Crystal Davis
  • 2004 Kyle McMenamin
  • 2005 Brenna Welsh
  • 2008 Armindo Viana
  • 2009 Kristen Snow
  • 2010
  • 2012 Hailey Weaver
  • 2013 Joseph Poole
  • 2014 Kyle Slaughter
The National School
Marching Band Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions on, and off the field. It honors the musical contributions and dedication of student leaders whose example inspires other students.
  • 2008 Gina DiCroce
  • 2009 Courtney Green
  • 2010
  • 2012 Hailey Weaver
  • 2013 Dylan Weimer
  • 2014 Michelle Jacoby
The Senior Band Award

The Senior Band Award is presented to the senior that exemplifies all the qualities in which the RHS Instrumental Music Department stands.

  • 2006 Joe Strain
  • 2007 Kelsey Pietrak
  • 2009 Anne LaVergne
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013 Jyssica Wilkins
  • 2014 Julian Howell-Johnson
The Junior Band Award

The Junior Band Award is presented to the Junior that exemplifies all the qualities in which the RHS Instrumental Music Department stands.

  • 2006 Joe Strain
  • 2006 Kelsey Pietrak
  • 2007 Gina DiCroce
  • 2007 Samantha Sorrentino
  • 2008 Kristen Snow
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011 Hailey Weaver
  • 2011 Brian Strain
  • 2012 Mason Hopkins
  • 2013
  • 2014
The Sophomore Band Award

The Sophomore Band Award is presented to the Sophomore that exemplifies all the qualities in which the RHS Instrumental Music Department stands.

  • 2006 Joe Strain
  • 2006 Gina DiCroce
  • 2007 Elyse Convery
  • 2007 Courtney Green
  • 2008 Jim Rottinger
  • 2009
  • 2010 Hailey Weaver
  • 2011 Mason Hopkins
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014 Michaela Weaver
  • 2014 Max Farley
The Freshman Band Award

The Freshman Band Award is presented to the freshman that exemplifies all the qualities that the RHS Instrumental Music Department stands for.

  • 2006 Courtney Green
  • 2007 Jim Rottinger
  • 2007 Stephanie Nesbitt
  • 2008 Robert Dorrell
  • 2009 Hailey Weaver
  • 2010 Mason Hopkins
  • 2011 James Bernard
  • 2012
  • 2013 Michaela Weaver
  • 2013 Joshua Foreman
  • 2014
The Marching Rams Award
The Marching Rams Award is presented to the student(s) that exemplifies the pride, tradition and excellence of the RHS Marching Band.
  • 2006 Kristen Snow
  • 2007 Kristen Snow
  • 2008 Robert Dorrell
  • 2008 Kate LaVergne
  • 2009
  • 2010 Jyssica Wilkins
  • 2011 Hailey Weaver
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014 Michaela Weaver

The Jazz Band Award
The Jazz Band Award is presented to the student(s) that exemplifies .
  • 2011 Brandon Egan
  • 2012 Brandon Egan
  • 2013
  • 2014

Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence
The Semper Fidelis Award is sponsered by the U.S. Marine Corps and is presented to a graduating senior that shows high musicianship and leadership skills.
  • 2002 John Hosier
  • 2006 Oscar Beteta
 
Most Improved Musician Award
The Most Improved Musician Award is presented to a member of the RHS Concert Band that has had the most improvement in their musical abilities.
  • 2005 Chris Holmes
  • 2006 Armindo Viana
  • 2007 Joshua O'Reilly
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013 Max Farley
  • 2013 Evan Radcliffe
  • 2014

 

Marching Rams Varsity Letter Award
Each H.S. member of the Marching Rams that has performed in every performance (football games, parades, and competitions) will receive a varsity letter.