Music educator, Dan Sherman, was awarded the 2023 George M. Irwin Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Music and Fine Arts. The presentation took place during the Quincy Park Band’s opening season concert in Madison Park.
Dan Sherman is beloved by area residents as a music educator and his contributions to local music have had a positive impact throughout the tri-states. The award is in recognition of a lifetime of service and dedication to the entire arts and culture sector and excellence as a musician and educator throughout Quincy and the surrounding area.
“It’s our honor and privilege to acknowledge Mr. Sherman with our most prestigious honor, a George M. Irwin Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Arts Quincy Executive Director Laura Sievert “Dan has made an incredible mark on Quincy’s young musicians and has created a positive impact on students, the school and the community during his years employed in the Quincy Public Schools, working to develop performing arts programs in the parochial schools, performing with countless community choirs and instrumental ensembles and so much more. He’s a constant and enthusiastic supporter of all the arts and a joyful person to work with.”
The George M. Irwin Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates decades-long commitment to the arts in any discipline. Individuals recognized are leaders, innovators and devoted artists and teachers. The award is sponsored by the business and individual members of Arts Quincy.
Meet Jeffrey Seibert, a member of the Quincy Woodworkers Guild. Close to four years ago a friend in the guild invited him to a meeting and he has been attending ever since. Jeff enjoys the fellowship, seeing others’ projects and the sharing of knowledge and skills. Jeff enjoys volunteering with Woodcrafting Days at the Illinois Veteran’s Home.
Jeffrey Seibert is a retired pharmacist whose career spanned more than four decades. Woodworking has been a hobby of his for at least the past thirty years and nowadays he enjoys this hobby in a peaceful, woodsy setting in the Liberty area.