Awards/Recognition

***Recognized for performance in the NCMEA In-Service Conference in November 2016: Jason Barclift, Morehead City Middle School; Kevin Day, White Oak High School; Perry Ditch, White Oak High School; Russell Knight, JH Rose High School; Matt Howard, JH Rose High School; Not Pictured - Rob Parker, Ashley High School.

***Recognized for presenting at the NCMEA In-Service Conference in November 2016: Chris Whitehurst, Camden County High School; Not Pictured - Nicky Pelzel, Moyock Middle School.


Each year, the North Carolina Bandmasters Eastern District has the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of a few of its members by presenting them with various awards, such as the Award of Excellence.

Award of Excellence Criteria

Directors presented with the Eastern District Award of Excellence have been recognized by their fellow colleagues, according to the following criteria:

  1. The director should be an active or recently retired member in good standing with the Eastern District.
  2. The director’s band program should be one of excellence, providing students with many and varied performance opportunities offered at the district and state level. The band program should have a consistent pattern of excellence spanning several years and reflecting the size of the school and the resources available. The director must have taught in the Eastern District for at least three years.
  3. The director shows a consistent pattern of service to the Eastern district as an officer, board member, committee member, chairman of an event. etc.

NCBA Eastern District Award of Excellence Honorees

  • Leo Nieves - 2017
  • Lynn Dale - 2016
  • Andy Wright - 2015
  • Jason Barclift - 2014
  • David Stroud - 2013
  • Amy Sandlin - 2012
  • Mike Lopez - 2011
  • Brad Langhans - 2010
  • Jorge Benitez - 2009
  • Allen Pettit - 2008
  • Steve Morgan - 2007
  • Erik Harris - 2006
  • Perry Ditch - 2005
  • Hosea Brower - 2004 
  • Mike Pollard - 2003
  • Deborah Phillips - 2002
  • James Fleming - 2001
  • Debbie Davis - 2000
  • Jeff Murphy - 1999
  • Dee Dee Phillips - 1998
  • Craig Everett -1997
  • Mike Fussell - 1996
  • Richard Purvis - 1995
  • Bob Hood - 1994
  • Mary Bryant - 1993
  • Bill Frazier - 1992
 
NCBA Eastern District National Board Certified Teachers
 
"National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. National Board Certification is achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do." (http://www.nbpts.org)
 
The following band directors of the Eastern District have received their National Board Certification:
 
  • Jason Barclift
  • Kim Barclift
  • Jorge Benitez
  • Ana Bulluck
  • Lynn Dale
  • Debbie Davis
  • Perry Ditch
  • Cindy Grant
  • Amy Hinson
  • Russell Knight
  • Amanda Landis
  • Brad Langhans
  • Kyle Lanier
  • Sean McCroskey
  • Deborah Phillips
  • David Stroud
  • Chris Whitehurst