William E. Richardson Retired Member Service Award

William E. Richardson came to Arizona from South Bend, Indiana. He built the instrumental music program at Palo Verde High School in Tucson where he retired as Band Director. For many years he was the Chairman of Retired Member Activities in AMEA. He also served as editor for the Arizona Music News.

Nominations by: AMEA Ex-Officio Chair of the Retired Members

Selection by: AMEA Hall of Fame Committee

Criteria for the William E. Richardson Retired Member Service Award:

Nomination must include support material that address the following characteristic traits of the nominee for the William E. Richardson Retired Member Service Award:

  • This award recognizes those retired members who continue to give faithful service to the organization.

William E. Richardson Retired Member Service Award Nomination Form

Past Winners

  • Richard Philabaum, 1992
  • Rudy Thompson, 1992
  • Paul L. Grimes, 1993
  • Charles “Bucky” Steele, 1993
  • James A. Brenden, 1994
  • Harold Hines, 1994
  • Dr. Chalma Frost, 1995
  • William E. Wells, 1995
  • Elizabeth White, 1995
  • Ruth de Cesare, 1996
  • Louise Lewellen, 1996
  • William Maschger, 1996
  • Will Stewart III, 1996
  • E. Lowell Rogers, 1997
  • Ronald Sadlier, 1997
  • Dr. Pat Curry, 1998
  • Kenneth Wells, 1998
  • Kenneth Zebro, 1998
  • Lorraine Curry, 1999
  • Ron Phillips, 1999
  • William H. Englesman, 2000
  • Dr. Carroll A. Rinehart, 2001
  • Alice Cox, 2003
  • Robert Kirkpatrick, 2003
  • Warren Dennis, 2004
  • Don Noller, 2004
  • Dale Plumb, 2004
  • Laszlo Veres, 2004
  • Alice Francis, 2005
  • Doris Gazda, 2005
  • Anina Gullickson, 2006
  • Deborah Gunby-Davey, 2006
  • Dee Ann McAllister, 2006
  • Walt Henry, 2007
  • Larry Wittig, 2008
  • David A Perry, 2009
  • Jean Perry, 2009
  • Dick Watt, 2010
  • William Janton, 2011
  • Marshall Stewart, 2012
  • Ken Tittelbaugh, 2012
  • Ken Jaeger, 2013
  • Susan Reisman, 2014
  • Danny Lindsey, 2015
  • Nanette Lindsey, 2015
  • Joyce Bertilson, 2016
  • William Patterson, 2017
  • Ken Jaeger, 2018
  • Michael Willson, 2019