The Bart and Pat Messina Choral Excellence Award

Sponsored by J & B Music Sales

The Bart and Pat Messina Choral Excellence Award (originally named the J & B Music Choral Excellence Award) was established by J & B Music Sales in 1990. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievement by a graduating high school senior who plans to major in choral music education. The original award was $500 and was doubled to $1000 in 2005. In the fall of 2006 the new owners of J & B Music, Gary and Myra Morris, renamed the award to honor Bart and Pat Messina (former owners of J & B Music) for their longtime support of choral music in Arkansas. The award is primarily funded by J & B Music along with contributions listed below. Contributions may be made at any time by making checks payable to ArkCDA and in the Memo area of the check write "Choral Excellence Award." Then, mail it to ArkCDA, P. O. Box 2593, Harrison, AR 72602. A full list of recipients is also included below.
 

Donor

 

In Honor/Memory of

 

2014-15

ArkCDA
  (M) Leland Barnett, father of Maleah Rainey
ArkCDA
  (M) Bart Chambliss, son of Barbara Chambliss

2013-14

ArkCDA
  (M) Janice Fish, mother of Donesa Mann
Southwest Region
  (H) Joyce Wood
Southwest Region
  (H) Reeca Norman
ArkCDA
  (M) Albert Walker, Sr., father of Tracy Walker
Central Region & ArkCDA
  (M) Jennifer Lea Boccarossa, choral director at Mount St. Mary Academy
West Central Region
  (H) Dennis Burton, Chaffin Junior High (retired)
Southwest Region
  (H) Kathie White, Lake Hamilton (retired)
West Central Region
  (M)Michael Joseph Yerina, father of Katy Yerina

2012-13

Central Region
  (H) in honor of Katie Dudley's new baby girl
West Central Region, ArkCDA
  (M) Prudence Stiles (Huskey) Anderson, mother of Sam Huskey
ArkCDA
  (M) Amy Jarrett, choral director at Harrisburg

2011-12

ArkCDA
  (M) Patricia Bateman, long time director at Lavaca
ArkCDA
  (M) Roland Green, long-time director at Dardanelle
ArkCDA
  (M) JoKay Smith, sister of Suzanne Callahan
ArkCDA
  (M) Jennie Riggs, mother of Rebecca Riggs
Central Region
  Open Donation
J & B Music
  Open Donation
Central Region, ArkCDA
  (M) Johnnie Gardner, mother of Joan Blann
Southeast Region, ArkCDA
  (M) Mary Lou Martin, Warren (Retired)
Central Region, ArkCDA
  (M) Edral "Eddie" Price, father of Dana Emberson

Pre-2011-12

Southeast Region
  (M) Lena Burton, mother of Dennis Burton
Northeast Region
  Open Contribution
ArkCDA
  Open Contribution
ArkCDA, Southeast Region
  (M) Paul Larimore, husband of Glenda Aldridge
Contemporary Music Services
  Open Contribution
ArkCDA
  (M) Mike Johnstone, music supervisor, Pulaski County
ArkCDA
  (M) David DeArmond, choral director at McClellan & OBU
Southwest Region
  Open Contribution
Arkansas Choral Connection
  Open Contribution
James Branch Scholarship Fund
  (M) James Branch, choral director at Bald Knob
Central Region
  Open Contribution
ArkCDA
  Open Contribution
Central Region, ArkCDA
  (M) Kathryn Deckard
Southeast Region
  (M) Sterling McBee, father of Charlotte Wilson
Southeast Region
  (M) Anthony Gragg
Central Region
  (H) Don Davis, founding father, choral director at Bald Knob & Jacksonville, music supervisor at Pulaski County
ArkCDA
  (M) Terry Pendergraff, husband of Darlene Pendergraff
Southeast Region
  (M) Keith Norris
Southeast Region
  (H) Bart & Pat Messina, long time owners of J & B Music
Central Region
  (H) Gary Wilson, choral director at Central Arkansas Christian
ArkCDA
  (M) Sandra Rowe, choral director at Star City
ArkCDA
  (M) Richie Emory, husband of Barbara Emory
ArkCDA
  (M) Brad Christian, son of Ruthann Cain
Southwest Region, ArkCDA
  (M) Charles Parham, long time choral director at Malvern
Southwest Region
  (M) Elaine Allen, long time choral director at El Dorado
ArkCDA
  (M) Lois Brickell, mother of Beverly Pierce
ArkCDA
  (M) Glenda Knox
ArkCDA
  (M) Nora Lee Stocks, mother of Tina Niederbrach
ArkCDA
  (M) Edward Morris, father of Gary Morris
Southwest Region
  (M) Cathy Tanner
Southwest Region
  (H)Ronnie Bunger, long time choral director at Bryant
Central Region
  (H) Tina Niederbrach, choral director at Searcy
Central Region
  (H) Amber Holden, choral director at Sylvan Hills Middle
ArkCDA
  (M) Clyde Felts, father of Sharon Ward Cooper
Northeast Region
  (H) Beverly Pierce, choral director at Ridgefield Christian
Northeast Region
  (H) Janis Hill, long time choral director at Trumann
ArkCDA
  (M) Willis Smith, long time choral director at East Junior in Blytheville
ArkCDA
  (M) Trudy Niederbrach
Southwest Region
  (M) Jim Works, long time choral director at Arkansas High
Southwest Region
  (M) Melba Huntley, mother of Pat Smith
ArkCDA
  (M) Virginia Hollingsworth , long time choral director at McClellan
ArkCDA
  (M) Bill Perry, father of Garol Gray Hutto
ArkCDA
  (M) William Hart Lane, father of Susan Lane Buckner
ArkCDA, Southwest Region
  (M) Ronald Fincer, father of Cindy Kee
ArkCDA
  (M) Mayola Felts, mother of Sharon Ward Cooper
ArkCDA
  (M) William H. Willard, father of David Willard
ArkCDA, Central, Northwest, Southwest, West Central Regions
  (M) Dale Street, father of Tom Street
ArkCDA
  (M) James Kenneth Griggs, Jr., father of Ken Griggs
ArkCDA, Southwest Region
  (M) Donald E. Gilbert, husband of Barbara Gilbert
ArkCDA
  (M) Loran Johnson, father of Lora Nelle Humphreys
ArkCDA
  (M) George William Glover, Jr., father of William Glover
ArkCDA
  (M) Mary Margaret Kirchman, mother of Carrie Taylor
ArkCDA
  (M) George Hight, father of Dawnelle Fincher
ArkCDA
  (M) R. L. (Rick) Robinson, long time choral director at Van Buren
ArkCDA
  (M) Steve Platt
ArkCDA, Scott & Melissa Whitfield, Northeast, Central Regions
  (M) Jan Jones, wife of Craig Jones
ArkCDA
  (M) Bonnie Brand, mother of Beverly Finley
ArkCDA, Northeast Region
  (M) Opal Street, mother of Tom Street
Central Region
  (M) Lacy Armstrong, step-father of Carolyn Foreman
ArkCDA
  (M) Doris Winston, mother of Jo Murry
ArkCDA
  (M) William A. Bishop, father of Fonda Lofton
ArkCDA, Dr. & Mrs. Steve Brown
  (M) Alfred Skoog, founding father, long time director at ASU
ArkCDA
  (M) Aaron Sweatman, son of Sarah Sweatman
ArkCDA, Mr. & Mrs. Winston Turpin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Nash
  (M) Reginald G. "Red" Burton, father of Dennis Burton
ArkCDA
  (M) Tiffany Nance, Clinton Junior High Student
Central Region
  (M) Martha Henderson Taggart, sister of Cassandra Smith
Central Region
  (M) B. J. Smith, sister of Jo Murry
ArkCDA
  (M) Dorothy Holt Turpin, mother of Winston Turpin
ArkCDA
  (M) Sue Rea, mother of Debbie Johnson
ArkCDA
  (M) Gwendolyn Carrol Richards, mother of Crystal Richards
ArkCDA
  (M) Travis Ellis, father of Christy Fudge
ArkCDA
  (M) W. C. Treat, father of Betty Barnes
ArkCDA
  (M) Kathrine Mitchell Erwin Magruder, mother of Randy and John Erwin
     

Recipients

2013
  Emma Riley, Fort Smith Southside
2012
  Keely Sattazahn, Alma
2011
  Emily Eads, Harding Academy
2010
  Mercedes Anderson, Searcy
2009
  Sarah Cain, Jonesboro
2008
  Katy Spencer, Valley View
2007
  Maggie Taylor, Dover
2006
  Estrellita Goss, Searcy
2005
  Ace Gangoso, Parkview
2004
  Akira Fukui, Pine Bluff
2003
  Curtis Minor, Harrison
2002
  Amy Davis, Springdale
2001
  Bernie Ezell, White Hall
2000
  Emilia Taylor, Harmony Grove-Benton
1999
  Jason Burrow, Searcy
1998
  Jill Green, Springdale
1997
  Jason Burton, Helena-West Helena
1996
  Jeremy Bishop, Brookland
1995
  Jill Sewald, Pine Bluff
1994
  Jerion Woodard, Nettleton
1993
  Ted Duncan, Pine Bluff
1992
  Maggie Walsh, Fayetteville
1991
  Shane Burns, Jonesboro