Hall of Recognition

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.

Past WGAZ Hall of Fame Inductees:

2012

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

2013

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

2014

  • Danielle Dorks Gray
  • Martin Hebda

2015

  • Wes Hawkins
  • Denise Hudson

2016

  • Amy Kochis

2022

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

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

2020

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

2021

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

2022

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