Issue: Oct-Dec 2004
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The Bandworld Legion of Honor
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Neil Jenkins

Director of Bands at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida, he is past president of the Florida Bandmasters Association. His bands have received superior ratings the past 13 years and have been grand champions at numerous festivals.

The Bandworld Legion of Honor was established to honor, over the course of a year, Eight of the Best band directors in our business.

Recipients have taught for at least fifteen years, have maintained a very high quality concert band program, and have contributed significantly to the profession through dedication to bands and band music.

Each is honored at an annual Sousa Foundation awards ceremony during the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago.

Chairman of the Legion of Honor Committee is Robert E. Foster, University of Kansas, and Past President of the American Bandmasters Association.



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Vincent Rosse

Director of Bands and Fine Arts Chairman at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro Georgia, Vincent's bands have performed twice at the Midwest Clinic and in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Over the past 17 years his bands have received 15 superior and 2 excellent rates while also placing first in many festivals.
  Background plus an excerpt of his band performing "Of Sailor and Sea."