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THE RINGGOLD BAND YOUNG ARTIST AWARD

The 2022 Auditions are scheduled for Friday, January 31st, 2022
Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 21st, 2022
Click Here for the Application

Each year, the Ringgold Band gives the Ringgold Band Young Artist Award to a qualifying high school senior. To qualify for the award, an applicant must be:

  • A senior at a Berks County public high school

  • Participating in the Berks Senior Band Festival

  • Planning to continue with a career in music OR planning to perform in a college or military ensemble after high school

An interested applicant who meets all of these requirements will perform the piece he or she has prepared for Senior County Band and District Band auditions for a panel of judges from the Ringgold Band. The winner will receive $1,000 and will have the opportunity to perform a piece with the Ringgold Band as a soloist. 

2022 RBYAA WINNERS

Winner

Xadiel Benejah-Rodriguez, saxophone

Exeter Township Senior High School

Winner

Brian Gambler, percussion

Home School and Schuylkill Valley High School

Runner-up

Hanna Gelsinger, flute

Conrad Weiser High School

2021 RBYAA WINNERS

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Winner

Eliza Karpiak, flute

Daniel Boone High School

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Runner-up

Emerson Gagnon, oboe

Wyomissing High School

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Runner-up

Meghan Snelling, flute

Exeter High School

2020 RBYAA WINNERS

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Winner

Evelyn Gerhart, flute

Boyertown High School

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Runner-up

Isaiah Ebersole, trombone

Governor Mifflin High School

2019 RBYAA WINNERS

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Winner

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Runner-up

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Runner-up

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Runner-up

Brynn Werley, flute

Conrad Weiser High School

Evan Nygard, trombone

Kutztown High School

Joel Evans, marimba

Wyomissing High School

Sashank Sridhar, tenor sax

Wilson School District