The William P. Foster Awards of Excellence and Music Education Alliance recognized the 2022 award winners at a reception during The Midwest Clinic, Tuesday evening, December 20 in Chicago. The program is sponsored by The Midwest Clinic, Music for All, the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, American School Band Directors Association, and MusicFirst.

Dr. William P. Foster Community Development Award Winners

Meredith Lord, Burncoat High School, Worcester, MA
Dexter Bailey, Creekside High School, Fairburn, Georgia
Osmond Fisher, Central High School, Kansas City, MO
Roosevelt Griffin, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, Harvey, IL (At Time of Nomination)
Peter Briggs, Lincoln High School, Tacoma, Washington
Sarah Tochiki, Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Lihue, HI

Dr. William P. Foster Award of Excellence Winners

Arvida Middle School
David Gonzalez, Director of Bands
Miami, FL

Barber Middle School
Robert Grogan, Director of Bands
Acworth, GA

Druid Hills Middle School
Today Milford, Director of Bands
Decatur, GA

Special thank you to The Dr. William P. and Mary Ann Foster Foundation, Mr. Anthony Foster and Ms. Thelma Crump, board members,

Learn more about the Foster Awards program and Music Education Alliance at