Re: [Harp-L] the unaware honoree

Well, that's one way to do it :)

Robert Bonfiglio won SPAH's biggest award, the Bernie Bray Harmonica Player of the Year Award, and was also not there to collect it. We don't notify honorees in advance, so sometimes they're not around (besides, they may be working or unavailable for other reasons). Robert actually found out on Facebook, which was a little embarrassing, but with all the work and activity and travel home afterwards, it didn't get done before word got out (actually, it was out on Facebook already during the banquet that included the awards ceremony, as were various photos). 

This goes on the long list of things to improve for next year.

Winslow Yerxa
Producer, the Harmonica Collective
Author, Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-0-470-33729-5
            Harmonica Basics For Dummies, ASIN B005KIYPFS
            Blues Harmonica For Dummies, ISBN 978-1-1182-5269-7
Resident Expert,
Instructor, Jazzschool Community Music School
President emeritus, SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica

From: Mick Zaklan <mzaklan@xxxxxxxxx>
To: harp-l <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:31 PM
Subject: [Harp-L] the unaware honoree

   Thought I'd email Joe Leone and congratulate him on his SPAH award.  He
appears to have no clue.  Sorry if I let the cat out of the bag.
Personally, I believe the award should be held hostage and Joe forced to
attend next year's convention in San Antonio in order to pick it up.  That
way, we all win.

Mick Zaklan

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