Phi Beta Mu - Lambda Chapter - Charles Emmons Award - 2016-17

 

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Charles Emmons Outstanding Band Director Award

CHARLES EMMONS


In many ways Charlie Emmons was an enigma who wore many hats.

After building an outstanding high school band program in Amarillo, Texas, he arrived at the University of Missouri as the added violist to the faculty string quartet.

In seemingly no time at all he had everyone across the state talking about Marching Mizzou…”have you heard?”… “a kick-step to the Missouri Waltz?!”… “what a sound!”… “cymbal spinners!”… neat arrangements!”  He established traditions like the, “MIZZOU-TIGER flip” that live on today even after six decades!

His concert band appearances at the state convention were always the hot ticket.  The third layer of his band program was a jazz component, which he put under the direction of his able staff member Larry Sutherland.

I was just starting out as a beginning band director from another college, but I quickly realized here was a source of inspiration and encouragement, and I knew he was where I would go for my Masters degree (and I wasn’t disappointed).

During my career of 56 years, I can think of no other individual in Missouri who has had the impact on school band programs as he did.  Charlie was a firm and demanding leader with an impish sense of humor, who would give you the shirt off his back.

The recipients of this award should always be evaluated with the highest degree of expectations and it should be presented with dignity and honor.


Jerry Hoover

DEADLINES:


SEPTEMBER 1: Secretary-Treasurer informs membership that nominations for the Emmons award are open.  The membership will be reminded of the December 15 deadline in the annual banquet/dues reservation letter that will be sent out by December 1.


DECEMBER 23:  All nominations due to the immediate Past-President.  Nominations forwarded to the SCREENING COMMITTEE for voting. Nominations for the 2017 award are now being accepted and are due to PAUL BAUR (pbaur@camdentonschools.org) by Friday, December 23, 2016.


JANUARY 5: Candidates names forwarded to the VOTING COMMITTEE.


JANUARY 15: Immediate Past-President informs the Secretary-Treasurer of the results and arrangements are made for the plaque and the presentation.


The Charles Emmons Outstanding Band Director Award is intended to be the most significant award to be received by a member of the Lambda Chapter.  This is a unique and special award that is intended to honor the chapter’s most outstanding directors and pay tribute to a man who did so much for bands and students during his illustrious career.  Please read the introductory paragraph about Charles Emmons and the qualification guidelines carefully before submitting a candidate for consideration.  Those on the screening committee and the voting committee should do the same and make their selections with careful consideration to the guidelines set forth for this award.


QUALIFICATIONS:      As befitting the name of this award, The Charles Emmons Outstanding Band Director Award, may be given to deserving candidate who….


1. Is an active member of Phi Beta Mu-Lambda Chapter.


2. Has been a high school/middle school/junior high school band director in the state of Missouri for a period of no less than five years and has developed a well-rounded program that has established a tradition of excellence.


3. Exhibits high moral character and integrity, commensurate with teaching young people and sets exemplary standards of conduct, behavior and good citizenship for his/her students..


4. Demonstrates a love and concern for his/her students.


5. Maintains a professional posture through his/her support of, and involvement in, professional organizations and projects.


6. Has developed bands of outstanding stature that are recognized for their quality and high level of performance.


7. Directs a multifaceted program within the context of his/her school and community that gives his/her students a variety of musical experiences.



SELECTION PROCESS:


1.  The NOMINATING COMMITTEE will consist of all active members of the Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Mu.  Nominations must include the name, school(s) and a DETAILED description of the qualifications of the candidate.  Nominations are to be submitted to the SCREENING COMMITTEE chair.


2. The SCREENING COMMITTEE will be CHAIRED by the immediate Past-President of the Lambda Chapter and will be comprised of THREE Past-Presidents from the Lambda Chapter Board and/or the PBM Lambda Foundation Board.


3. The VOTING COMMITTEE will be CHAIRED by the immediate Past-President and will be comprised of PAST RECIPIENTS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Lambda Chapter & PBM Foundation) and COLLEGE BAND DIRECTORS all of whom are active members of the Lambda Chapter.  A candidate receiving 75% yes votes of all the votes shall be deemed the recipient of the award.  The award will not be given if a candidate does not receive the required 75% of the vote.


4. The SCREENING COMMITTEE Chair shall have the following responsibilities:

a. Submit a copy of the procedure and guidelines to all committee members.

b. Send a ballot along with the statements concerning the nominees to the voting committee.

c. Arrange with the Secretary/Treasurer for the purchase of the plaque.

d. Present the award to the recipient at the annual Phi Beta Mu luncheon.


5.  The recipient of the award will be awarded $200 in student scholarship money to be awarded to members of his/her band.  These recipients will be determined at the discretion of the recipient of the award.

CHARLES EMMONS OUTSTANDING BAND DIRECTOR AWARD

1986 - ROBERT BOEDGES - NORMANDY

1987 - JOHN PATTERSON - HICKMAN

1988 - NO AWARD PRESENTED

1989 - JOHN BAKER - PARKWAY WEST

1990 - ROBERT DRUMMOND - GRANDVIEW

1991- JIM OLIVER - LEE'S SUMMIT

1992- GENE HUNT - WASHINGTON

1993 - WENDELL DOYLE - PLATTE CITY

1994 - JOHN BELL - PARK HILL

1995 - LARRY BENNETT - MACON

1996 - NICK LEIST - JACKSON

1997 - RUSSELL COLEMAN -CENTRAL MO STATE

1998 - BOB HANSON - WENTZVILLE

1999 - CHRIS BECKER - PARKWAY SOUTH

2000 - MARY LIGHTFOOT - KANSAS CITY

2001 - KEITH RUETHER  - LEBANON

2002 - PAUL WARNEX - LIBERTY

2003 - NO AWARD PRESENTED 

2004 - TODD REINHARDT - INDEPENDENCE

2005 - PAUL SWOFFORD -ST. CLAIR

2006 - ROB NICHOLS  - HICKMAN


Beginning in 2006, this award includes a $200 student scholarship.  Recipient(s) to be selected by the award winner.


2007 - DEE LEWIS  - RETIRED

2008 - GARY ANDERS - GRANDVIEW

2009  - BOB SPIEGELMAN -  LINDBERGH HS

2010 - TIM ALLSHOUSE - BLUE SPRINGS HS

2011 - DIANA WILLIAMS -  WEBB CITY HS

2012 - KURT BAUCHE - FARMINGTON HS

2013 - STEVE LITWILLER - BOONVILLE HS

2014 - No Award Presented

2015 - LINDA HUCK - FARMINGTON HS


2016 - ROB BABEL - FT. ZUMWALT NORTH HS


BAND OF THE YEAR AWARD


1971 - RAYTOWN - ROBERT SCHUPP

1972 - PARK HILL - BILL MACK

1973 - CHILLICOTHE - CLAUDE T. SMITH

1974 - MARYVILLE - LEE T. SCHNEIDER

1975 - HICKMAN - JOHN PATTERSON

1976 - JEFFERSON CITY - JERRY HOOVER

1977 - MARSHFIELD - F.D. LEWIS

1978 - RUSKIN - JIM SNODGRASS

1979 - 82 - NO AWARD PRESENTED

1983 - SAVANNAH - MARK MITCHELL