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ARTSNCT's First Annual Manuel Yingling Music Award

  • ARTSNCT 304 South College Street Newcomerstown, OH 43832 USA (map)

ARTSNCT will present its First Annual Manuel Yingling Music Award to Dixie Lee Hayes Heck, a 1960 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, at a luncheon on October 24, 2018; the 3rd Annual Manuel Yingling Day.

The seed for the first Manuel Yingling Day was planted by our director, Michael Wise when he was the editor of The Newcomerstown News.

Michael added Mr. Yingling to the masthead with Cy Young and Woody Hayes to educate readers that there were additional sons and daughters of Newcomerstown to recognize. 

He then asked the mayor to proclaim October 24 as Manuel Yingling Day and asked the historical society and public library to honor Mr. Yingling with special programs. They did and our Manuel Yingling Day was born.

Manuel Yingling was a member of the John Phillip Sousa Band and a world-known trombone soloist.

ARTSNCT's Manuel Yingling Music Award is to be presented annually for Excellence in Music. 

Nominations are submitted by peers, teachers, clergy or other arts and education professionals. Both, graduating high school seniors and local adults are eligible to receive this honor. Winners are chosen with regard to performance skills, musical participation in groups and events, community involvement, and the selfless sharing and promotion of music through volunteerism.

Please come and see who receives our first award.

Earlier Event: October 23
Manuel Yingling Day Celebration
Later Event: October 26
Trick and/or Treat @artsNCT