awards

the oba celebrates ontario band champions

As a legacy of our 20th Anniversary, we proudly announce our new Professional and Service Awards. These awards are designed to acknowledge the incredible contributions of Ontario band educators across the career spectrum and at all levels of instruction (i.e.: elementary and secondary), as well as band supporters whose efforts are critical to our collective success. A call for nominations will be announced each spring with a committee review of nominations in June. All awards will be conferred at the OBA Annual General Meeting in November.

NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN

oba professional awards

YOUNG BAND DIRECTOR

YOUNG BAND DIRECTOR

EARLY CAREER BAND DIRECTOR AWARD

DESCRIPTION

Awarded to an outstanding early career band director within their first five years of teaching band.

CRITERIA
- Nominee must be a current OBA member

- Nominee must currently work within the province of Ontario

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

OUTSTANDING BAND DIRECTOR AWARD

DESCRIPTION

This award is presented to a member who demonstrates excellence in the teaching of band music within their community.

CRITERIA
- Nominee must be a current OBA member

- Nominee must currently work within the province of Ontario

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

BAND DIRECTOR LEGACY AWARD

DESCRIPTION

This award is presented to a member who has enriched the lives of generations of students through a sustained legacy of band education.

CRITERIA
- Nominee must be a current OBA member

- Nominee must currently work in the province of Ontario

 

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

OBA service awards

BAND VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD

DESCRIPTION

An acknowledgement of a volunteer who goes above and beyond in support of band music and musicians. 

This award shall be presented by any band director who is an OBA member; they may issue a maximum of one award per director per year.

CRITERIA
- Nominator must be a current OBA member

- Must fill out a nomination form

*Nominations accepted on an ongoing basis

OUTSTANDING ADMINISTRATOR AWARD

DESCRIPTION

Awarded to a (school) administrator who has demonstrated exemplary support of band instrument instruction within their school community.

CRITERIA
- Nominator must be a current member of the OBA

- Recipient must have demonstrated exemplary support of band instrument instruction within their school community.

*Nominations due Friday, May 28th

Application for the following service awards will be conducted by using a self-reporting model. If you are celebrating a teaching career milestone and fit the criteria outlined below, we want to celebrate with you by recognizing your service at our AGM. Please complete the following form no later than the deadlines outlined below.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICE RECOGNITION ARE NOW OPEN

YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITION

DESCRIPTION

Recognizing completion of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years of band directing. Members who reach each of these milestones will be presented a token of acknowledgement at the AGM.

CRITERIA
- Recipient must be a current OBA member

- Recipient must currently work within the province of Ontario

*Applications due Friday, October 1st

OBA RETIREE RECOGNITION

DESCRIPTION

OBA members who retired during the last school year will be acknowledged at the AGM.

CRITERIA
- Recipient must be a current OBA member

- Recipient must have retired from a teaching position in the province of Ontario

 

*Applications due Friday, October 1st

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