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Hall of Recognition

Hall of Fame

The WGAZ Hall of Fame was formed to recognize and honor individual(s) that have had a positive impact on education and unit growth/awareness and have raised the level of creative and artistic standards of the winter color guard, percussion and winds activity in Arizona.

2022

  • Thien Quoc Pham
  • Brandy DuBose-King
  • Wardell King
  • Peter Gomez

2016

  • Amy Kochis

2015

  • Wes Hawkins
  • Denise Hudson

2014

  • Danielle Dorks Gray
  • Martin Hebda

2013

  • David Leh
  • Liza Noriega
  • Mike Seabrook
  • Sharon Woodard

2012

  • Russ Courtney
  • Bob Edgar
  • Pam Edgar
  • Alice Hays
  • Rich Hinshaw
  • Antonio Hernandez
  • Joyce Loughrige

Director & Volunteer of the Year

Each year, WGAZ honors a Color Guard Director of the year, a Percussion/Winds Director of the year, and a Volunteer of the Year. These individuals are outstanding members of the community who have made an impact on the lives of their students and those around them. Their dedication to the activity, their unit, and their students go above and beyond.

2023

  • Alyssa Lambert · Color Guard · Desert Ridge HS
  • David Robert Coryell · Percussion/Winds · Buckeye UHS

2022

  • Kyle Edwards · Color Guard · Combs HS
  • Michael Hancock · Percussion/Winds · Santan JHS
  • Chris Panneton · Volunteer · Verrado HS

2021

  • Joshua Hill · Color Guard · Walden Grove HS
  • Tom Cervenka · Percussion/Winds · Sahuarita HS
  • Robert Wyatt · Volunteer · Sossaman MS

2020

  • Nicole Hamilton · Color Guard · Rincon University HS
  • Miles Denny · Percussion/Winds · Basha HS
  • Sandra VanDusen · Volunteer · FeniX, Boulder Creek HS