New Trier West High School Recording Jazz Ensemble Student Awards Through The Years

1968
Student Director: Bill Kroeger
Mundelein Jazz Festival and Chicagoland Stage Band Festival
First Place the NTW Jazz Sextet
All Star Soloist: Bill Kroeger, Bruce Goldman
Best String Bass Player: Scott Rosenthal
New Trier West Jazz Ensemble Award
The American Music Foundation Award – Bill Kroeger


1969
Student Director: Robert Giles
The American Music Foundation Award – Robert Giles, Robert Lucas


1970
Student Directors: Eric Hochberg, Robert Levy, Steven Loewy
The American Music Foundation Award – Steven Loewy, Eric Hochberg
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Eric Hochberg


1971
Student Directors: Glenn Gordon, Robert Levy, Joseph Mahoney
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Robert Levy
The American Music Foundation Award – Robert Levy, Stephen Eisen
The Downbeat Magazine Award – Richard Ruttenberg


1972
Student Directors: Gregg Dorner, Joe Mahoney, Bill Purse
The Jazz Ensemble Award – Gregg Dorner
The American Music Foundation Award – Joseph Mahoney
The American Music Foundation Award – William Purse
The American Music Foundation Award – William Ross Traut
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Joseph Mahoney
The Downbeat Magazine Student Composer Award – William Purse

The Montreux International Jazz Competition Awards
First Place Montreux International Jazz Competition
The Press Award voted for the most Exciting Band
Voted the Best Concert in the entire Festival

The Montreux International Jazz Competition Student Awards
Best Trumpet: William Purse
Best Drummer: Joe Mahoney
Best Alto Sax: Gregg Dorner
Best Piano: William Pollack
Best Trombone: W. Philip Hillman
Best Bass: Robert Jacques
Best Guitar: Ross Traut
Best Flute: Stephen Kujala
Best Tenor Sax: Roger Covey
Best Concert in the entire Festival: NTW Jazz Ensemble


1973
Student Directors: Philip Hillman, Stephen R. F. Kujala, Douglas McClure
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award – Sidney Karlin
The American Music Foundation Award – Philip Hillman, Stephen R. F. Kujala
The National Stage Band Camp Percussion Scholarship – Douglas McClure
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Philip Hillman
The Down Beat Magazine Student Composer Award – Stephen R. F. Kujala


1974
Student Directors: Ray Feinhandler, Steve Liebschutz, Jeff Tritsch
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award – Dave Frohlichstein, Al Proudfoot
The American Music Foundation Award – Jan Terry, Jeff Tritsch
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Steve Liebschutz


1975
Student Directors: Michael S. Friedman, Jim Gordon, Marc Kupferberg
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award – Christopher Blair, Jim Gordon
The Louis Armstrong Award – Don Robin
The American Music Foundation Award – Andy Leonard, Don Robin


1976
Student Directors: John Berman, Michael S. Friedman, Marc Kupferberg
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award – John Anson
The Louis Armstrong Award – Michael S. Friedman
The American Music Foundation Award – Marc Kupferberg, Brian A. Ripp
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Michael S. Friedman
The Jazz Composer Award – Michael Minnick
The Soundtraks Recording Award – Keith Turcot


1977
Student Directors: Charles ‘Bucky Blomberg’, John Thalin
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award –
The Louis Armstrong Award –
The American Music Foundation –
The Benny Goodman Trophy –
The Jazz Composer Award –


1978
Student Directors: Charles ‘Bucky’ Blomberg, Randy Choka
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award – David Tropp
The Louis Armstrong Award –
The American Music Foundation Award – William Susman
The Benny Goodman Trophy –
The Jazz Composer Award –
The Samuel A. Mages Award – William Susman
in recognition of outstanding achievement in instrumental music.


1979
Student Directors: Andrew Kupferberg, Mark Jiaras
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award –
The Louis Armstrong Award –
The American Music Foundation Award –
The Benny Goodman Trophy –
The Jazz Composer Award –


1980
Student Directors: Rob Bargad, Beth Bowman, Andy Kupferberg
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award –
The Louis Armstrong Award –
The American Music Foundation Award –
The Benny Goodman Trophy –
The Jazz Composer Award –


1981
Student Directors: Beth Bowman, Craig Garfinkel, Mitch Stein
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award –
The Louis Armstrong Award – Jeffrey Brenner
The American Music Foundation Award –
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Beth Bowman
The Jazz Composer Award –


1982
Student Directors: Mitch Stein
The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award – Dot Boehm, Craig Garfinkel
The Louis Armstrong Award – Dan Lakin
The American Music Foundation Award – Erik Knuti, Linda Minnick
The Benny Goodman Trophy – Mitch Stein, Bob Golden
The Jazz Composer Award –


About the Awards

The Benny Goodman Trophy
Presented for excellence in musical performance, superb leadership, and for providing inspiration to others

The American Music Foundation Award
Presented for excellence in modern American music

The NTW Jazz Ensemble Award
The National Stage Band Camp Percussion Scholarship

The Louis Armstrong Award

The Downbeat Magazine Student Composer Award

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