Congratulations to Miles Denny for Percussion Director of the Year!

WGAZ is excited to announce the winner of its first annual Director of The Year Award! We asked our community, including staff, parents and students to nominate current WGAZ directors who made an impact on their lives, inspired growth within their students, and goes above and beyond their duties as a program director. The selection committee received 47 deserving nominations.

This years WGAZ Percussion Director of the Year goes to Miles Denny from Basha High School!

Here are some of the things said about Percussion Director of the Year, Miles Denny.

“Watching us grow as a program and unit with his guidance has been nothing short of amazing, and I am incredibly impressed with how he has succeeded at leading me and my fellow percussionists.”

“he reached out to me after a rough competition to make sure I was okay.”

“Miles has never lost his focus and his attention to the students. Definitely has shown an incredible amount of grace”

“Miles is kind, supportive and encouraging with our students, never harsh or mean. He's always willing to listen,and give help to student when they need it. He is fun teacher and mentor and incredibly down to earth and humble. He appreciates and is grateful for the help the Boosters given him. Say's "thank you!" often. All band students and parents in our band programs adore him. We support him 110% We all know he's gone above and beyond”

“Mr. Denny is one of the most respectable individuals I have ever met and he has the biggest heart of anyone I know.”

“I wouldn't be who I am today without him, both as a person and as a percussionist.”

Congratulations Miles Denny!