National Band Association
National Band Association
Outstanding Military Musician Award John Philip Sousa Foundation
John Philip Sousa Foundation

2024 Nomination Procedure

  • Each U.S. Armed Forces band may nominate one enlisted musician per calendar year.
  • Completed nomination form must be received no earlier than November 15, 2024 and no later than December 15, 2024.
  • The National Band Association will execute oversight of this award program with the Military/Professional Band Chair serving as coordinator.
  • The George S. Howard panel of the John Philip Sousa Foundation will serve as the validation authority for the awards.
  • Previous recipients are ineligible for another nomination or award. An award recipient may only receive this recognition once during their career.
  • Awardees will be announced January 2025.

Send nominations to CW4 Keillor at

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