The Iowa Bandmasters Association recently recognized three outstanding administrators for their exceptional support to their school band programs.
ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Karen Younie, Jefferson-Scranton Middle School
Nominated by Becky Greiner
HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Spence Evans, Ames High School
Nominated by Chris Ewan and Andrew Buttermore
Mike Pardun, Denison Community Schools
Nominated by Ruben Newall and Patti Bekkerus
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS OF IOWA SCHOLARSHIP
Seniors who earned an “Outstanding Performance Award” at the 2012 State Solo/Ensemble Festival and are available to perform at the SAI Convention were eligible to apply. Students submitted a DVD recording of a performance of their solo as part of the application. The public
relations committee reviewed the applications via a private YouTube account and Google Docs.
The 2012 recipient is Solveig Orngard, flautist, of Southeast Webster Grand High School. She will attend Luther College in the fall to study music and anthropology. Solveig will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship and perform at the SAI conference on August 9, 2012, at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines.