CORTLAND OLD TIMERS BAND AWARD
IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH J. DOVI
In 2015, we lost our first-chair clarinet player, Joe Dovi, to
a sudden heart attack. Joe was an active lifetime member of the Old Timers Community Band, and a graduate of Cortland
High School, class of 1973. He was an outstanding musician and leader, and someone who gave
back to his community with service.
Joe's family invited friends to give to the Cortland Old Timers Band in his memory, and we are so pleased to announce that the generous response we received has enabled us to establish a memorial award in his name.
The Cortland Old Timers Band presents the $250 Joseph J. Dovi award annually, in memory of
Joe. It is awarded to one senior in each of
the Cortland and Homer High School Bands.
- Award is given to the student that best exemplifies Joe’s
qualities of musicianship, leadership and service—a fitting way to carry on
For more information about this award, or to be considered for the award, please contact a current band director in either Cortland or Homer High School.
||Ben Mayberry from Cortland High School
Nate Ulrich from Homer High School
||Jessica Kryger-Stramba from Cortland High School
Ana Shore from Homer High School
||Rhianna Eleck from Cortland High School
Noah Kilmer from Homer High School