Roy A. Colclaser Awards

  • For
    • Current band members, though not necessarily recipients of a Rockwern Scholarship, whose participation in one particular aspect of the UC Bearcat Bands program is recognized as outstanding by the Director of Bands
  • By
    • Roy A. Colclaser, for whom these awards are named, was very active in band serving as a section leader for percussion for two years and in the Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, serving as president of the chapter during academic years 1957-58 and 1958-59. At graduation, Roy Colclaser was presented with the Directors Award for 1959. (Roy later received his Masters in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and PhD from the University of New Mexico.) After graduation, Roy approached the UC Director of Bands with the idea of setting up awards for musicianship in each of the bands. These awards were to be granted to the outstanding musician in each, the cost being underwritten by Roy Colclaser. The decision as to the recipient of the awards was to be left to the discretion of the director. A stipulation was placed on the awards that once one received a Colclaser Award, s/he automatically became ineligible for future consideration. Any individual, regardless of year in college, is eligible for these awards, first presented in 1960. With the growth of the Bearcat Bands over the years, some ensembles do not stress musicianship but rather other factors are considered such as attendance, attitude, performing ability (if not a musical environment), and so on.
  • Criteria
    • Determined annually by the Director of Bands
  • Selection Process
    • Determined annually by the Director of Bands
  • Renewable
    • Once a student receives a Colclaser Award for a particular ensemble, they are ineligible to receive it for that ensemble again
  • Amount
    • Variable; based on annual endowment returns
Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients prior to 2018
Name Year
Melissa Silsby 1997
J.J. Reinhart 1998
Jeff November 1999
Melissa Silsby 2000
Tom Herbort 2001
Michelle Jackson 2002
2018 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
William Gaines Marching Band
Cameron Hoffman Basketball Band
Justin Cathers Gig Bands
Adrian Campos Jazz Band 2
Austin Figliola Jazz Band 1
Hannah Clark Tuesday Concert Band
Reilly Hendrickson Thursday Concert Band
Katie Macke Percussion Ensemble
Jaclyn Jones Brass Ensemble
Jordan Perrin Woodwind Ensemble
Brian Ginn Beginning Band
Corri Geis Winter Exhibition Color Guard
2019 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
Chase Hill Marching Band
Caitlyn Anderson Basketball Band
Brian Ginn Gig Bands
David Eppele Fall Jazz Band
Megan Lavilla Fall Concert Band
Noah Muse Spring Jazz Band
Mike Mitchum Spring Advanced Jazz Band
Zachary Dendler Spring Concert Band
Troy Abele Spring Advanced Concert Band
Josh May Percussion Ensemble
Isaac Poplin Beginning Band
Erin Graska Winter Exhibition Color Guard
2020 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
Henry Dantzer Marching Band
Robert Jimmar Basketball Band
Joshua Jefferson
Jaclyn Jones
Audrey Mix
Gig Bands
William Pritschau Fall Jazz Band
Jacob Bakonyi Fall Concert Band
Wes Reed Spring Jazz Band
Joey Foster Spring Advanced Jazz Band
Jordan Perrin Spring Afternoon Concert Band
David Eppele Spring Evening Concert Band
Ben Middleton Spring Advanced Concert Band
Adam Chapman Percussion Ensemble
Vincent Anderton Beginning Band
Marcy Bordas Winter Exhibition Color Guard
2021 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
Sam Abbott Fall LOPE (Marching Band)
Logan King Basketball Band Percussion
Christina Luebbe Basketball Band Winds
Jackson Wilking Spring Jazz Combo
Eric Ullom Spring Jazz Band
Kristen Lenze Spring Flute Choir
Spencer Light Spring Clarinet Choir
Andrew Brand Spring Saxophone Choir
Bradley Davidson Spring Trumpet Choir
Ben Romig Spring Trombone Choir
Jaclyn Jones Spring 5:30 Brass Ensemble
Chase Hill Spring 7:30 Brass Ensemble
Joshua May
David Selzer
Percussion Ensemble
Rachael Williams Beginning Band
Erin Graska Winter Exhibition Color Guard
2022 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
Hannah Hawryluk Marching Band
Julie Blechschmid Basketball Band
Jacob Robinson Gig Bands
Josh Duebber Fall Jazz Band
Steele Stabler Fall Concert Band
Ben Seamon Spring Early Jazz Band
Jimi Hackney Spring Late Jazz Band
Nate Steffen Spring Symphonic Band
Shaelyn O'Brien Spring Wind Ensemble
Zander Pimenidis Spring Spirit Band
Megan Westermeyer Winter Exhibition Color Guard
2023 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
Gabe Patrick Marching Band
Elliot Hungler Basketball Band
Faith Hall
Aryssa Lane
Hailey Turek
Gig Bands
Ben Seamon Fall Jazz Band
Abram Pasqualetti Fall Concert Band
Dan Hinrichson Spring Jazz Band
Matt de Veer Spring Symphonic Band
Spencer Light Spring Wind Ensemble
Aryssa Lane Spring Color Guard
Luke Schambow Spring Percussion Ensemble
2024 Roy A. Colclaser Award Recipients
Name Ensemble
Ryan Raber Marching Band
Sara Marijolovic Basketball Band
Jake Higley
Lauren Stringer
Gig Bands
Robby Strang Spring Percussion Ensemble
Kayla Gibbins Spring Color Guard
Zander Pimenidis Fall Jazz Band
Erin Reed Spring Jazz Band
Evan Boehm Fall Concert Band
Gavin King Spring Concert Band
Nathan St. Yves Spring Wind Ensemble