An OUTSTANDING Announcement!

Written May 7, 2021 by John Gorta

Hey Band!

As with everything over the past 14 months, we've had to cancel, delay, or otherwise alter any grand plans we may have had and we were not able to do anything as we normally do. This was especially true for any and all things that we do around Homecoming.

Often lost in the shuffle of the ever-increasingly-busy week and weekend that is Homecoming, is what is probably the GTBAA Executive Board's favorite activity: interviewing candidates for the Outstanding Junior Award.

For those who may not know or have forgotten, the Outstanding Junior Award is an award presented annually (typically around Homecoming) to a third-year Georgia Tech Band student who was nominated by their band directors and/or peers and is otherwise considered to be...outstanding. (That is, outstanding in their contribution to the Georgia Tech Band.) The candidates really are always outstanding and the Board is often left with an extremely difficult decision, which, interestingly enough, is one that we believe really cannot get wrong, speaking to just how awesome the active YJMB students are. This year was no exception, as each candidate was truly outstanding in their own right.

And so, it is our honor to announce to you the Outstanding Junior Award winner for the 2020-21 academic year:

Nichole Beck!

Congratulations, Nichole and thank you for all that you do for the Georgia Tech Band! We look forward to the possibility of being back on campus this coming fall to meet you in person.

Ramble this Way, Ramble that Way, Ramble off the Field!

The GTBAA Executive Board

John Gorta, Executive Director
Jen Isaacs, Secretary
Jason Morcos, Treasurer
Sam "Fireball" Feuer, Member at Large
Heidy Lopez, Member at Large
Wes Hunt, Member at Large
Emily Jackson, Member at Large
Bridget Neukum, Member at Large