Professor Emeritus of Music Dave Seiler has been chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Hampshire Band Directors Association (NHBDA). This award has only been given out twice before, once in 2006 and once in 2014. The award letter to Seiler reads, in part: “It is the opinion of the NHBDA Executive Board that you are someone who fits the criteria for this award perfectly. You received the NHBDA Outstanding Band Director Award in 2007 and you have had a highly visible and successful career at UNH. Your professional work in New England is well known and is ongoing. Your name comes to mind whenever anyone speaks of jazz in New Hampshire.” Seiler will receive the award on July 8, 2016.