William G. Posey Service Award Recipient!

Congratulations to Laura Bridges, 2012 recipient of the William G. Posey Service Award!

The William G. Posey Service Award recognizes a member of the Marching Royal Dukes who exemplifies outstanding service to the band program, a continuing spirit and dedication to the band, and truly drives the program to improve each year.  This award is presented in cooperation with Eta Omicron’s Sister chapter, Eta Rho of Tau Beta Sigma. Nominees must have been a member of the MRDs for at least four seasons.

Laura Bridges is currently a junior Music Education major and Jazz Studies minor from Mathews County, Virginia. She graduated as salutatorian from Mathews High School in 2008, where she was actively involved in the music program as drum major, principal clarinetist in concert band, and pianist for the chorus program. At JMU, Laura is a section leader for the Marching Royal Dukes’ Clarinet section. She is also Corresponding Secretary for the JMU chapter of CMENC, a member of Madison Association of Clarinetists, and a band librarian for the JMU Symphonic Band. She also participates in Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Little MAC Clarinet Quartet, one of the many premier clarinet quartets within the studio. In her spare time, Laura likes to paint, read, take dance classes, vacation in the Outer Banks, and have jam sessions. In the future, she would love to possibly study music therapy, be a high school band director, elementary music teacher, or open an arts school for all ages.

As a musician, leader, educator, and great friend, Laura’s passion for music and striving for the betterment of the band manifests constantly. By serving the band by inspiring her fellow musicians, Laura Bridges has truly propelled the band into continuous improvement.

Congratulations, Laura!

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