Dennis Hegg Young Director Award

The Dennis Hegg Young Director Award was created in 2011 and remembers the spirit and dedication that SDBA Hall of Fame member Dennis Hegg had for mentoring young band directors.

Year AwardedRecipientSchool
2011Jason GroonHarrisburg High School
2012Julie BergerHuron Middle School
2014Jesse MillerBrandon Valley High School
2015Sam AndersonSioux Falls Lincoln High School
2016Tyler NettestadLennox High School
2017Andrew BelsaasRapid City Central High School
2018Spencer WahlLennox Middle School
2019Jared OppGregory School District
2020Ali (Hoffman) DunbarSioux Falls Patrick Henry MS/Pettigrew Elementary
2021Jordan SeidelRapid City Stevens, Blackhawk and Canyon Elementary
2022Ellie KenkelLennox School District
2023James StueckrathHuron High School

Nomination Form

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a current member of the SD Bandmasters Association
  • Have not taught more than 10 years, including this year
  • Must be in at least their 2nd year of teaching

Deadline for Submission is March 7th

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