We are pleased to report that the Ed Hahne Memorial Award has been created and the first annual presentation will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015.The recipient will be a deserving member of The Spirit of Stony Brook University Marching Band. The presentation will take place at the band’s annual BandQuet.
Eleven outstanding students have been nominated to receive this prestigious award which will come with a monetary stipend to be applied to further educational pursuits. Nominees met the following criteria:
“This award will be presented to the band member who best captures the spirit of Ed Hahne, a music educator for 41 years. The recipient should be one whose enthusiasm and humor are contagious, whose friendship transcends class time, and who encourages and inspires dedication to superior performance.”
There remains a long term goal to make this award permanent as an endowed scholarship. This would enable us to support a student in Ed’s name in perpetuity. What a great way to honor our friend! If you would like to join us in this endeavor, please visit this site to make a tax deductible donation.
The family and friends of Ed would like to thank all of the many people who have chosen to support this endeavor; insuring that Ed’s memory will be celebrated by future generations of band members from his Alma Mater. We especially want to thank Shayna Stahl, Director of Athletic Bands and Jeff Barnett, Assistant Dean of Students at Stony Brook University for their guidance, encouragement and influence in making this scholarship possible. We couldn’t do it without you!