TBSNational Awards • Submitted by: The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma • Spring 2013
Awards • Outstanding Service to Music Award • Wava Banes Turner Award • Grace and A. Frank Martin Chapter Leadership Award • Service Certificate • Citation of Excellence Award • F. Lee Bowling Musical Excellence Award • Stanley G. Finck Award • Paula Crider Award • National Convention Awards • National Scholarships offered by Tau Beta Sigma • Academic Achievement Program • Outstanding Sponsor Award • TBS Trustee Scholarship • Baton Award • Greater Bands Award • Auxiliary Award • The Briolette Awards for Military Recognition
Outstanding Service to Music Award This award is given to a woman who has made a definite contribution to bands in different ways such as outstanding musicianship, composition, direction, or by some other means of distinguished service. • In 1969, Barbara Buehlman was the first to receive this award from Northwestern University. • Cora Coleman-Dunham was the recipient of the OSMA in 2011
Wava Banes Turner Award This award is presented each biennium to one member who has showed outstanding and continued service to Tau Beta Sigma • In 1979, Carol Blain was the first to receive this award • In 2011, Christina Vanacore and Christina Gordon were the recipients of this award.
Grace and A. Frank Martin Chapter Leadership Award This award was first presented at the 1963 National Convention and has since been presented at each biennial convention. This special award is designed to honor the outstanding chapter in the nation during the biennium, selected from the Chapter Leadership Finalists. • The Iota chapter at Baylor University was the first to receive this award in 1963. • The Delta Kappa chapter at Kansas State University recently received this award in 2009.
Service Certificate This certificate is awarded for direct service to the band. In order to qualify for a service certificate, the chapter also must have submitted all Membership Dues and Chapter fees prior to September 30th of each academic year.
Citation of Excellence Award This is a special award available to summer band camp administrators upon request . This award is designed to recognize outstanding achievement by band members during summer camp activities and to help create an awareness of the national organization. There is no charge for this award.
F. Lee Bowling Musical Excellence Award Delegates at the 1977 National Convention proposed this award in honor of F. Lee Bowling. The award is designed to be presented to outstanding students in school music programs. The award is available to directors and chapters for a nominal charge. Inquiries may be directed to the National Headquarters. • In 1947, the University of Colorado was given this award • In 2011, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Eastern New Mexico University were given this award.
Stanley G. Finck Memorial Award This award was created to honor individuals who exemplify the spirit of joint cooperation that Mr. Finck consistently demonstrated. This award is one of the highest honors that someone in either organization can receive and is given only once a biennium per organization. The deadline for nominations is December 1st preceding the National Convention year. • 1999- Gwen Willburn (National Headquarters Administrator 1978- 1999) • 2011- Scott Stowell (Past National President for KKΨ, '97-'99, National Workshop Presenter and Risk Management Professional)
Paula Crider Award This award was created in 1999 to honor outstanding university band directors who have distinguished themselves in the field of university bands, who, in addition, have been supportive of Tau Beta Sigma and its ideals. • In the year 2000, Dr. Johnnie B. Vinson was the first to receive this award from the Theta Lambda chapter at Auburn University. • Dr. Lisa Hunter is a professor of music at Buffalo State University of New York and was given this award in 2011.
National Convention Awards • National Intercollegiate Band F. Lee Bowling Award: Given to the college or university that has the most members participating in the National Intercollegiate Band (excludes the host chapter). • J. Lee Burke Trophy for the Best Chapter Display: Is presented for the best chapter display * 1963 – Beta (Texas Tech University) *2011- Texas A & M University, Kingsville • Chapter Participation Award: Given to the chapter with the most Active members in attendance at the convention (excludes the host chapter). 1969- Beta Gamma (University of Texas at Austin) 2009- Gamma Rho (Eastern Michigan University)
National Convention Awards Cont. • Chapter Distance Award: Awarded to the chapter whose members in attendance collectively traveled the greatest number of miles to the convention 1969- Omega (University of Arizona) 2009- Zeta Psi (University of Central Florida) • Janet West Miller Delegate Distance Award: Given to the single delegate who has traveled the greatest distance to the convention to be the sole representative of his or her chapter. 1963- Gamma Epsilon (University of Miami) 2009- Theta (University of Cincinnati) • Sisterhood Spirit Award: Given to the district that demonstrates exceptional Sisterhood and Spirit throughout the convention. 1999- North Central District 2009- North East District
National Scholarships Offered by Tau Beta Sigma • Outstanding Student Leaders: Designed to honor those active members who have distinguished themselves as outstanding student leaders of TBS, their band , campus and academics. Each recipient will be awarded $800 and will receive a plaque of recognition. Application requirements include the completion of an essay, an official transcript, a resume of Leadership activities and three letters of recommendation. One written by the director of bands, one from the applicant’s chapter and one of the applicant’s choosing. Website: http://www.tbsigma.org/national_scholarship.html
National Scholarships Offered by Tau Beta Sigma Continued… • Outstanding Musical Achievement: Designed to honor those active members who have distinguished themselves as outstanding musicians during their college career . Each recipient will be awarded $800 and will receive a plaque of recognition. Application requirements include the submission of a resume of musicianship activities, an official transcript, an audition tape (including two contrasting etudes, a full range chromatic scale- tongue up/ slur down, and one major scale with four or more flats or sharps), and three letters of recommendation. One written by the Director of Bands, one from the applicant’s chapter and one of the applicant’s choosing.
Academic Achievement Program This is a program established by the 1991 National Convention to honor outstanding academic achievement of both individual members and active chapters.
Outstanding Sponsor Award This award, established by the 1993-1995 National Council, honors outstanding guidance by a chapter sponsor. • The outstanding sponsor award was first awarded to Jackie Lamar in 1995 from the University of Central Arkansas.
TBS Trustees Scholarship Designed to provide assistance to women who are preparing to enter the field of music education. In addition to having the honor of being selected as a Tau Beta Sigma Trustees Scholar, scholarship recipients will also be awarded $1000 and have their name added to the “Plaque of Honor” at the National Headquarters. Requirements include the completion of an essay, a recent photo, submission of an official transcript , and three letters of recommendation. One of the three letters must be written by the Director of Bands, one from a faculty member in the music education division and one of the applicant’s choosing.
Baton Award Awarded to student leaders who have made Outstanding contributions to the Sorority. Any active member is eligible.
Greater Bands Award Awarded to outstanding musicians who have demonstrated excellence in their college band programs.
Auxiliary Award Awarded to an outstanding visual performer enrolled or actively participating in a music related group.
The Briolette Award for Military Recognition In 2007, The National Council of Tau Beta Sigma created an award to recognize members of our Sorority and our bands who have served our country. The Gold, Blue, Silver, and White levels of the Briolette Award represents the different involvement levels and sacrifices made by the brave members of our bands who have served in the United States Armed Forces.