ENGLEWOOD — Northmont Band Boosters is proud to announce Kristi and Steve Gaston as its 2016 Dr. Bowers Award recipients and presented them with a plaque in recognition of their contributions on Wednesday, November 16.
It is a bit unusual that two recipients are simultaneously named for this award, but the husband and wife team of Kristi and Steve made them an obvious choice. Both dedicated their lives to all things “band” during the 12 years (2001-2013) their three daughters (Cindy, Stephanie, and Kate) participated in band. Kristi served several years on the board, as well as serving as Case Mom, on the Pit Crew, as Dragons Game Coordinator and was involved in many fundraisers and behind the scene activities. Steve served 11 years on the Pit Crew and as Pit Boss for seven of those years.
The Doctor Bowers Award is not given to an active Booster member. It is given to a community member who no longer has a student member in the marching band program but continues to provide support to the Boosters. Since leaving the Booster program, Kristi and/or Steve has helped the Boosters in times of need by helping the pit crew, working Dragons games, working football concessions, and helping the board with any task asked of them.
The Dr. Bowers Award was named in honor and memory of Dr. Michael Bowers, a local optometrist, who served as Englewood mayor and was an avid supporter of the band program.
“Northmont Band Boosters would like to again thank Kristi and Steve Gaston for all their continued support and assistance and for setting a great example of dedicated band boosters,” said Tom Bodiker, president of Northmont Band Boosters.