At the end of the band’s Christmas Concert, Director Eric Stambaugh receives a check from Melinda Young as he was named the Amazing Teacher for December through a program sponsored by Bretz and Young Attorneys and The Hutchinson News. (photo by Berb)


The Buhler band held its annual Christmas band concert on December 10. The band played classic Christmas carols like “Silver Bells” and “Jingle Bells.”

Throughout the program, band director Eric Stambaugh presented various awards. Seniors Noah Spicer and Paige Staggs received the “Most Inspirational Award” which was voted upon by the band directors.

Seniors Matthew Crawford and Hana Noguchi were named “Bandman” and “Bandwoman.” These two awards were voted upon by the members of the marching band. Special recognition was also given to Crawford, Noguchi and sophomore Lindsey Smart for their important contributions to the success of the marching band as the drum majors.

After the final song, “Sleigh Ride” (See attached video for this holiday classic; also can you find Santa?) BOE member and 10-year band parent, Laura Meyer Dick came on stage with Melinda Young, of the Bretz and Young Law firm, to make a special surprise presentation to Mr. Stambaugh. He has been selected as the “Amazing Teacher” for December by The Hutchinson News and Bretz and Young.