INDIANAPOLIS, IN – On August 6th, the 2019 Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps hosted their Annual Awards Banquet in Indianapolis.
After the corps finished up a full day of rehearsal, the members and staff were released to get ready for the evening’s plans. Meanwhile, the volunteers and cook staff were hard at work to provide a home-cooked meal for the corps that night.
Once the corps finished watching the 2019 slide show and enjoyed a delicious dinner, Mark Arnold, Executive Director, welcomed all in attendance and thanked the numerous volunteers, drivers, admin, and staff who helped make the season possible. He also thanked the members of the corps for their hard work and dedication for the 2019 production, “… I Remember Everything”.
Following this, Mark then let the caption heads to present their section awards.
Rookie of the Year – Cole Shirk, Nathan Straub, Julie Adams
Most Improved – Izzi Romero
Best in Section – Sam Van Dusen
Becky Brown Memorial Award – Kirsten Huffman
Rookie of the Year – Jacob Rodriguez (trumpet)
Most Improved – Kara Whitaker
Best In Section – Zach Del Bello
Rookie of the Year – Noa Kobe
Most Improved – Micah Carter
Best in Section – Kendall Haight
Tigue Boxwell Memorial Award – Joseph Thomas
Rookie of the Year- Caroline Byington, Jenny Smith
Most Improved – Juliana Zlatniski
Best in Section – Malani BydalekBattery Awards
Rookie of the Year – Thomas Rogstad
Most Improved – Blue Knights 2019 Snare Line
Best in Section – Aaron Yewman
Dan Burke Memorial Award – Nic Rundell
Blue Knight of the Year
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