Matthew “Sonny” Lyons Awards

The 2019 Sonny Lyons Memorial Award recipient is:

Jeffrey Prosperie, Jr.

The Sonny Lyons Memoroal Award was presented at the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers annual convention in Wilke-Barre, PA, on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The 2018 Sonny Lyons Memorial Award recipient is:

Jason Malli, Jr.

The Sonny Lyons Memorial Awards was presented at the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers convention at the Genettis Hotel, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

The 2017 Sonny Lyons Memorial Awards recipient is:

Nathan Campbell – Snare Drummer for Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps, Wethersfield, CT.

The Sonny Lyons Memorial Awards was presented at the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers convention at the Genettis Hotel, in Wilkes-Barre, PA, on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

The 2016 Sonny Lyons Memorial Awards recipient is:

Oliver Shannon – Snare Drummer for St. Mary’s Fife & Drum Corps, Branford, CT.

The Sonny Lyons Memorial Awards was presented at the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Danbury, CT,on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

 

The 2015 Sonny Lyons Memorial Awards recipients, awarded on April 18, 2015, at the annual convention held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Danbury, CT are:

Robbie Myers – Snare Drummer for St. Mary’s Fife & Drum Corps, Branford, CT – 6th Grade

Giovanni Colavolpe – Snare Drummer for St. Mary’s Fife & Drum Corps, Branford CT – 4th Grade*

* Giovanni received the Sonny Lyons Memorial Award in 2014 as 3rd grade bass drummer. Moving to snare drum and showing impressive progress, he was again offered the prize.

 

The 2014 Sonny Lyons Memorial Student Awards were presented at the United States Association of Rudimental Drummers annual convention, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Danbury, CT on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

2014’s recipients were:

Nathaniel T. Correia – Bass Drummer – 4th Grade, St. Mary’s Fife & Drum Corps, Branford, CT

Giovanni Colavolpe – Bass Drummer – 3rd Grade, St Mary’s Fife & Drum Corps, Branford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

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