The Patrick S. Gilmore Award, named for the American bandleader of the Civil War, it is presented annually to the runner-up to the Sousa Award. Gilmore Award

We are proud of all of our past winners of the Patrick S. Gilmore Award:

  • 2016 Nathan Ng
  • 2015
  • 2014 Anna Hayman
  • 2013 Rennie Cotner
  • 2012 Kevin Flannagan
  • 2011 James Campbell
  • 2010 Ryan King
  • 2009 Jeff Johnson | Dana Wilson
  • 2008 Amanda Burnside
  • 2007 Mark Phillips
  • 2006 Andrew Koeppe
  • 2005 Kathryn Johnson | Kaoru Matsushita
  • 2004 Angelina Hurst
  • 2003 Stephen Shantz
  • 2001 Kirk Burkhart | Andrew Custer
  • 2000 Evan Lowe | Peter Rush
  • 1999 Jonathan French | Jared Twining
  • 1998 Doo Sik Chin | Nicholas Danne
  • 1997 Ronald Ampey II
  • 1996 Benjamin Burney | Diana Jan
  • 1995 Eric Brubaker | James Miller | Helene Steck
  • 1994 Martin McDonald
  • 1993 Rachel Rabkin

Patrick S. GilmorePatrick Sarsfield Gilmore (1829-1892) was a leading figure in nineteenth-century American music. As band leader and composer, he performed at inaugurations, festivals, the country's centennial celebrations, and the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Among his legacies are the Boston Pops Orchestra, Madison Square Garden, New Years in Times Square, and numerous patriotic songs.