2017 SCV Banquet & Awards

Aug 5, 2017 | News, Santa Clara Vanguard

Yesterday, members, staff, and volunteers of the Santa Clara Vanguard gathered in Pottsville, PA to celebrate the 2017 season! After rehearsal ended on Friday, everyone got dressed up, loaded the busses, and took off to the banquet hall where a fantastic dinner was waiting. A huge thanks to the staff at St. Nicholas Hall for catering a delicious meal and hosting the event! It was a treat to have everyone together in such great company, reminiscing on memories and looking ahead on what our final week together will hold. As we approach DCI Championships in Indianapolis, we do so with pride in our work and determination to perform our hearts out for the crowds in Lucas Oil Stadium!

2017 Award Recipients:
Color Guard Rookie of the Year – Connor Jones
Most Improved, Color Guard – Theresa Waldron
Outstanding Flag – Claire King
Outstanding Rifle – Tanner Wetzel
Outstanding Sabre – Connor Jones
Outstanding Performer – Megan Smith
Joanna Avilla Memorial Award – Jonathon Owen

Brass Rookie of the Year – William Burson
Most Improved, Brass – Austin Hawkins
RAMBO Award – Dallas Kiefer
Mike Korten Horn Award – Bryan Bass

Percussion Rookie of the Year (Battery) – Samuel Farr
Percussion Rookie of the Year (Front Ensemble) – Ashley Ridenour
Most Improved, Percussion (Battery) – Jacob Wilson
Most Improved, Percussion (Front Ensemble) – Clint Koehler
Zildjian Award – Joshua Baltazar
Mike La Porta Memorial Award (Battery) – Austin Cernosek
Mike La Porta Memorial Award (Front Ensemble) – Michael Strange

Visual Golden Foot Award (Color Guard) – Tanner Wetzel, Rachel Foster
Visual Golden Foot Award (Brass) – Sequoyah Pollard, Carlos Castaneda, Nicolas Lopez
Visual Golden Foot Award (Percussion) – Joshua Baltazar
Myron Rosander Outstanding Visual Award – Bryson Roberts

Vanguard Art Velarde Memorial Spirit Award – Alexandra Carlton
Gail Royer Vanguard of the Year Award – Christopher Harper
Directors Award – Ryan Vice

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