SDBA Hall of Fame Nomination

Criteria for Candidate Selection:

  • A Person who has for 15 years or more, made a significant impact on band programs in South Dakota
  •  The award may be granted posthumously
  •   A nominee not chosen in a specific year is again nominated the following year
  •   The nominee must be retired from a profession in education


  •  The SDBA Hall of Fame inductee shall be honored at the annual SDBA conference. An appropriate plaque shall be presented to the honoree or their representative(s) at the final concert.
  • A plaque with a photo of each inductee, along with a biographical data shall be permantly displayed at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the campus of SDSU in Brookings, SD.
  • The Selection Committee Chairman shall be responsible for securing the plaques as well as photos and biographical data and to see that they are displayed in the appropriate place at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

Selection Committee

  • The selection committee will consist of the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee (non voting) and 7 members. Two of the members will be currently teaching with one being from the west river area and the other from the east river area. It would be preferred for these members to have a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience. The other five members of the committee will be current members of the SDBA Hall of Fame. In the event we are unable to fill the criteria of 5 current hall of fame members, the positions will be filled teachers with more than 15 years of experience.
  • Information regarding all nominees will be sent to the selection committee in order for them to check the qualifications of the candidates thoroughly. The committee will then vote on the new inductee no later than January 10th.

Selection Process

  • Any member of the SDBA in good standing may make a nomination of a candidate for inclusion in the Hall Of Fame
  • The number of honorees inducted into the SDBA Hall of fame, beginning in 1997, shall be limited to one (1) honoree per year.
  • Nomination forms may be completed on the SDBA Website.The nomination must include a thorough resume of the nominees teaching career and contributions to SDBA as well as two letters of recommendation. The completed nomination forms must be returned to the selection committee chairman by November 1. Only nominees processed through the selection committee are eligible for candidacy.
  • Names of the candidates will be presented annually for approval by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The Committee will then deliberate and select an inductee via simple majority of the committee. The remaining names will automatically be included in the selection process for the following year.
  •  Honorees shall be notified of their election by the Selection Committee Chairman. Next of Kin will be notified for posthumous awarding of Hall of Fame