The Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award acknowledges
U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard enlisted musicians,
and honors the memory of Colonel Finley R. Hamilton, U.S Army (Ret), who succumbed
to cancer while serving as President of the National Band Association (NBA).
The recipients of this distinguished award exhibit outstanding musical and
The Finley R. Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician
Award is awarded in honor of Colonel Finley R. Hamilton
who served 35 years in the Army Music Program retiring
from service as the Commander and Conductor of the United States Army Field Band.
This award captures Colonel Hamilton’s
dedication to the musicians of the armed forces and his tireless championing
of outstanding musician leaders in
service bands from all branches.