Scholarship Donations

The Bart and Pat Messina Choral Excellence Award

Sponsored by J & B Music Sales

The Bart and Pat Messina Choral Excellence Award (originally named the J & B Music Choral Excellence Award) was established by J & B Music Sales in 1990. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievement by a graduating high school senior who plans to major in choral music education. The original award was $500 and was doubled to $1000 in 2005. In the fall of 2006 the new owners of J & B Music, Gary and Myra Morris, renamed the award to honor Bart and Pat Messina (former owners of J & B Music) for their longtime support of choral music in Arkansas. The award is primarily funded by J & B Music along with contributions listed below. Contributions may be made at any time by making checks payable to ArkCDA and in the Memo area of the check write “Choral Excellence Award.” Then, mail it to ArkCDA, P. O. Box 2593, Harrison, AR 72602. A full list of recipients is also included below.

The application form may be downloaded H E R E.

Donor

In Honor (H)/Memory (M) of

2017-18

ArkCDA (M) Della McBee, mother of John McBee, Charlotte Wilson and Annette Langton
ArkCDA (M) Ron Parnell, father of Cara Sedberry

2016-17

ArkCDA (M) Benny Stone, father of Karen Robinson
ArkCDA (M) Wendell Roark, father of Janine Eubanks
ArkCDA (M) A. B. Wood, II, husband of Joyce Wood
ArkCDA (M) Harold. W. Stocks, father of Tina Niederbrach
ArkCDA (M) Opal Virginia Brack, mother of Robert Brack
ArkCDA (M) Harrison L. Hawley, father of Rhonda Hawley

ArkCDA

(M) Kenneth G. Miles, Jr., father of Kayla Abernathy

Region 3 & ArkCDA

(M) Rupert H. Glover, father of Kathy Felts

ArkCDA

(M) Lisa Sampson, Dewitt (ret.)

2015-16

West Central Region & ArkCDA

(M) Richard G. Rea, father of Debbie Johnson

West Central Region

(H) Janet Clement, Atkins

West Central Region

(H) Bill Cromer, Northside High School

West Central Region

(M) Sara Moore Cromer, mother of Bill Cromer

ArkCDA

(M) Jimmy Wayne Bushong, Jr., father of Jacob Bushong

West Central Region & ArkCDA

(M) Isaac Ree, Infant son of Melissa and Seth Ree

Southwest Region & ArkCDA

(M) Retha Kilmer, Malvern Junior & Senior High

West Central Region & ArkCDA

(M) Thomas Rickman, Pottsville Junior & Senior High

West Central Region & ArkCDA

(M) Danna Turpin, former director at Chaffin Junior High and wife of Winston Turpin

ArkCDA

(M) Laura Jane McKinney, mother of Rick McKinney

ArkCDA

(M) Richard Smith, former director at Pine Bluff High

2014-15

Southeast Region & ArkCDA

(M) Sheree Clark, Sheridan High School

ArkCDA

(M) Sam Sargo, brother of Mary Sargo-Schapiro

ArkCDA

(M) MaeTreat, mother of Betty Barnes

ArkCDA

(M) Geneva Powers, retired director at Central Junior High & Springdale High

ArkCDA

(M) Jill Hardin, wife of Richard Hardin

ArkCDA

(M) James Peoples, father of Johnny Peoples

ArkCDA

(M) Leland Barnett, father of Maleah Rainey

ArkCDA

(M) Bart Chambliss, son of Barbara Chambliss

2013-14

ArkCDA

(M) Janice Fish, mother of Donesa Mann

Southwest Region

(H) Joyce Wood

Southwest Region

(H) Reeca Norman

ArkCDA

(M) Albert Walker, Sr., father of Tracy Walker

Central Region & ArkCDA

(M) Jennifer Lea Boccarossa, choral director at Mount St. Mary Academy

West Central Region

(H) Dennis Burton, Chaffin Junior High (retired)

Southwest Region

(H) Kathie White, Lake Hamilton (retired)

West Central Region

(M)Michael Joseph Yerina, father of Katy Yerina

2012-13

Central Region

(H) in honor of Katie Dudley’s new baby girl

West Central Region, ArkCDA

(M) Prudence Stiles (Huskey) Anderson, mother of Sam Huskey

ArkCDA

(M) Amy Jarrett, choral director at Harrisburg

2011-12

ArkCDA

(M) Patricia Bateman, long time director at Lavaca

ArkCDA

(M) Roland Green, long-time director at Dardanelle

ArkCDA

(M) JoKay Smith, sister of Suzanne Callahan

ArkCDA

(M) Jennie Riggs, mother of Rebecca Riggs

Central Region

Open Donation

J & B Music

Open Donation

Central Region, ArkCDA

(M) Johnnie Gardner, mother of Joan Blann

Southeast Region, ArkCDA

(M) Mary Lou Martin, Warren (Retired)

Central Region, ArkCDA

(M) Edral “Eddie” Price, father of Dana Emberson

Pre-2011-12

Southeast Region

(M) Lena Burton, mother of Dennis Burton

Northeast Region

Open Contribution

ArkCDA

Open Contribution

ArkCDA, Southeast Region

(M) Paul Larimore, husband of Glenda Aldridge

Contemporary Music Services

Open Contribution

ArkCDA

(M) Mike Johnstone, music supervisor, Pulaski County

ArkCDA

(M) David DeArmond, choral director at McClellan & OBU

Southwest Region

Open Contribution

Arkansas Choral Connection

Open Contribution

James Branch Scholarship Fund

(M) James Branch, choral director at Bald Knob

Central Region

Open Contribution

ArkCDA

Open Contribution

Central Region, ArkCDA

(M) Kathryn Deckard

Southeast Region

(M) Sterling McBee, father of Charlotte Wilson

Southeast Region

(M) Anthony Gragg

Central Region

(H) Don Davis, founding father, choral director at Bald Knob & Jacksonville, music supervisor at Pulaski County

ArkCDA

(M) Terry Pendergraff, husband of Darlene Pendergraff

Southeast Region

(M) Keith Norris

Southeast Region

(H) Bart & Pat Messina, long time owners of J & B Music

Central Region

(H) Gary Wilson, choral director at Central Arkansas Christian

ArkCDA

(M) Sandra Rowe, choral director at Star City

ArkCDA

(M) Richie Emory, husband of Barbara Emory

ArkCDA

(M) Brad Christian, son of Ruthann Cain

Southwest Region, ArkCDA

(M) Charles Parham, long time choral director at Malvern

Southwest Region

(M) Elaine Allen, long time choral director at El Dorado

ArkCDA

(M) Lois Brickell, mother of Beverly Pierce

ArkCDA

(M) Glenda Knox

ArkCDA

(M) Nora Lee Stocks, mother of Tina Niederbrach

ArkCDA

(M) Edward Morris, father of Gary Morris

Southwest Region

(H) Cathy Tanner

Southwest Region

(H)Ronnie Bunger, long time choral director at Bryant

Central Region

(H) Tina Niederbrach, choral director at Searcy

Central Region

(H) Amber Holden, choral director at Sylvan Hills Middle

ArkCDA

(M) Clyde Felts, father of Sharon Ward Cooper

Northeast Region

(H) Beverly Pierce, choral director at Ridgefield Christian

Northeast Region

(H) Janis Hill, long time choral director at Trumann

ArkCDA

(M) Willis Smith, long time choral director at East Junior in Blytheville

ArkCDA

(M) Trudy Niederbrach

Southwest Region

(M) Jim Works, long time choral director at Arkansas High

Southwest Region

(M) Melba Huntley, mother of Pat Smith

ArkCDA

(M) Virginia Hollingsworth , long time choral director at McClellan

ArkCDA

(M) Bill Perry, father of Garol Gray Hutto

ArkCDA

(M) William Hart Lane, father of Susan Lane Buckner

ArkCDA, Southwest Region

(M) Ronald Fincer, father of Cindy Kee

ArkCDA

(M) Mayola Felts, mother of Sharon Ward Cooper

ArkCDA

(M) William H. Willard, father of David Willard

ArkCDA, Central, Northwest, Southwest, West Central Regions

(M) Dale Street, father of Tom Street

ArkCDA

(M) James Kenneth Griggs, Jr., father of Ken Griggs

ArkCDA, Southwest Region

(M) Donald E. Gilbert, husband of Barbara Gilbert

ArkCDA

(M) Loran Johnson, father of Lora Nelle Humphreys

ArkCDA

(M) George William Glover, Jr., father of William Glover

ArkCDA

(M) Mary Margaret Kirchman, mother of Carrie Taylor

ArkCDA

(M) George Hight, father of Dawnelle Fincher

ArkCDA

(M) R. L. (Rick) Robinson, long time choral director at Van Buren

ArkCDA

(M) Steve Platt

ArkCDA, Scott & Melissa Whitfield, Northeast, Central Regions

(M) Jan Jones, wife of Craig Jones

ArkCDA

(M) Bonnie Brand, mother of Beverly Finley

ArkCDA, Northeast Region

(M) Opal Street, mother of Tom Street

Central Region

(M) Lacy Armstrong, step-father of Carolyn Foreman

ArkCDA

(M) Doris Winston, mother of Jo Murry

ArkCDA

(M) William A. Bishop, father of Fonda Lofton

ArkCDA, Dr. & Mrs. Steve Brown

(M) Alfred Skoog, founding father, long time director at ASU

ArkCDA

(M) Aaron Sweatman, son of Sarah Sweatman

ArkCDA, Mr. & Mrs. Winston Turpin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bill Nash

(M) Reginald G. “Red” Burton, father of Dennis Burton

ArkCDA

(M) Tiffany Nance, Clinton Junior High Student

Central Region

(M) Martha Henderson Taggart, sister of Cassandra Smith

Central Region

(M) B. J. Smith, sister of Jo Murry

ArkCDA

(M) Dorothy Holt Turpin, mother of Winston Turpin

ArkCDA

(M) Sue Rea, mother of Debbie Johnson

ArkCDA

(M) Gwendolyn Carrol Richards, mother of Crystal Richards

ArkCDA

(M) Travis Ellis, father of Christy Fudge

ArkCDA

(M) W. C. Treat, father of Betty Barnes

ArkCDA

(M) Kathrine Mitchell Erwin Magruder, mother of Randy and John Erwin

Recipients

2016 Jennifer Roberts, Fort Smith Southside
2015
2014

2013

Emma Riley, Fort Smith Southside

2012

Keely Sattazahn, Alma

2011

Emily Eads, Harding Academy

2010

Mercedes Anderson, Searcy

2009

Sarah Cain, Jonesboro

2008

Katy Spencer, Valley View

2007

Maggie Taylor, Dover

2006

Estrellita Goss, Searcy

2005

Ace Gangoso, Parkview

2004

Akira Fukui, Pine Bluff

2003

Curtis Minor, Harrison

2002

Amy Davis, Springdale

2001

Bernie Ezell, White Hall

2000

Emilia Taylor, Harmony Grove-Benton

1999

Jason Burrow, Searcy

1998

Jill Green, Springdale

1997

Jason Burton, Helena-West Helena

1996

Jeremy Bishop, Brookland

1995

Jill Sewald, Pine Bluff

1994

Jerion Woodard, Nettleton

1993

Ted Duncan, Pine Bluff

1992

Maggie Walsh, Fayetteville

1991

Shane Burns, Jonesboro