4/27/2007 [Strings]Contest Recognizes Unsung Heroes of Music Education
Yamaha's Gary Winder, Jay Schreiber, Rick Young, Roger Eaton and Ed Boyer flank Road Rep of the Year John Oord (with check).
From a very strong field of candidates, prizes were awarded as follows: first prize went to John Oord of Ted Brown Music in Washington; second prize went to Dennis Howren of Howren Music in North Carolina; and third prize went to Tom Fox of Quinlan & Fabish Music in Illinois.
Yamaha's Rick Young, Road Rep of the Year John Oord, School Music Dealer's Daniel Miller and NASMD President Mark Goff.
School Music Dealer developed a sophisticated scoring system based on interviews with educators and dealers and requires finalists to write an essay. This year's essay question was "what are the duties of a great school service rep?"
"Road reps play a very important role in Yamaha's success, as well as the success of school music education programs, and we are happy to recognize their efforts and hard work," says Roger Eaton, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division.
For details on the contest and an application for future contests, please visit www.smd.com.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.