David Goedecke Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award Criteria:

The Lifetime Achievement Awards honor CBDA Members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in music education at the state and national level. The Lifetime Achievement Award may be given posthumously. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually at the CBDA Annual Banquet at the California All State Music Educators Conference.

1992 Rowland Nielson Music Educator/Board Member
1993 Ralph Bredenberg Music Educator
1994 Steve Connoly Music Educator
1995 Sylvester McElroy Music Educator
1996 Bill Crane Music Educator
1997 Dave Goedecke Music Educator
1998 LeRoy Roach Music Educator/Former Board Member
1999 Joe Foster Music Educator/Past President
2000 Larry Sutherland Director of Bands, CSU Fresno
2001 Burl Walter Director of Bands, Reedley High School
2002 Margaret Neu Music Educator, Davis Public Schools
2003 Lyle Stubson Music Educator/Former Board Member
2004 Frank “Buck” Shaffer Director of Bands, Porterville High School
2005 Bill Schneider Retired Band Director
2006 Duane Weston Director of Bands, College of the Sequoias
2007 Tom Cole Director of Bands, Rancho Bernardo High School
2008 Bill Hill Retired Music Educator, Past President
2009 William Johnson Director of Bands, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
2010 Warren Torns Director of Bands, Mt. Carmel High School
2011 Robert Halseth Director of Bands, Sacramento State University
2012 Dr. Edward Harris Director of Bands, San Jose State University
2013 Dr. Thomas Lee Director of Bands Emeritus, UCLA
2014 John Larrieu Music Educator
2015 Timothy Smith Retired, California State University East Bay
2016 Ella Webb Retired Music Educator
2017 Lisa Butts CBDA/CAJ Past President, Hanford West HS
2018 Greg Christiansen Golden Valley High School (Merced)
2019 Michael Hipp Retired Music Educator
2020 Dr. Eric Hammer University of the Pacific