David Uhrig, Director of Bands at Rochester High School, was named as the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District XVI Teacher of the Year for 2017.

To be considered for this honor, a teacher must be nominated by a fellow member of the MSBOA and meet the following criteria: 

1) Fundamental musicianship of the highest caliber,

2) Service to students,

3) Service to the community,

4) Service to the profession, and

5) Consistency in the above categories over time.

At the MSBOA spring meeting, all the active members cast their vote and the results are promptly announced.