10 Jun 2013 student winners of the Bob Novack Music Awards
Each year outstanding students who exemplify the best in talent, dedication and music education are recognized by 1308 Productions with a scholarship check and selection as recipients of the Bob Novack Music Award.
Eva Gonzalez has won the Bob Novack Music Scholarship at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center. “Eva is a wonderful young lady with an incredible love for music,” said Onil Rodriguez, RKBBH Music Educator. “She has been one of our top violinists for the last five years and is a very hard working student, extremely quick in learning her music, and well disciplined.” “Eva is also helpful, courteous, and dependable; I am very proud of her,” added Rodriguez.” He envisions an extremely bright future for Ms. Gonzalez.
Alma Rodriguez, graduating from Nautilus Middle School, has also been selected as a winner of the established honor that has boosted many students into successful music endeavors and careers. “Alma has tremendous talent, a great attitude, and has demonstrated excellence and a commitment to being a credit to the school and community”, said Nautilus music educator Ray Modia. Alma plays flute and trumpet, and has a natural musical talent that her family has seen all her life.
Each year the Bob Novack Music Award is presented at both Nautilus Middle School and Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 School to music students chosen by the schools’ music departments. The award is given in memory of the late Bob Novack, a life-long musician, band leader and music educator. Mr. Novack performed with famous bands throughout the United States including the Glenn Miller Band, and he led the Bob Novack Orchestras in South Florida for four decades. He inspired 1308 Productions and its efforts to support music education and the youth music scene
The awards are presented by his son, Paul Novack, former Mayor of Surfside. A list of the winners is posted on line at 1308′s web site at www.1308productions.org. “1308 Productions is a fantastic asset to the South Florida community and to the music education programs at public schools,” said legendary music teacher Doug Burris, who retired last year after an amazing career at Miami Beach Senior High School.