The William H. Cosby Award is presented to the Most Valuable Member of the West Point Glee Club, the individual who best exemplifies the spirit of the motto: “No fun without music; no music without fun!” This award is unique in that it is awarded by the West Point Alumni Glee Club to a recipient selected by the members of the current Glee Club.
William H. “Bill” Cosby joined the West Point Band in 1970 from California. Selected by Professor of Music COL William H. Schempf to carry on the director responsibilities of the Cadet Glee Club in 1971, Bill led the famous West Point Cadet Glee Club for 17 years. He became the Founding Musical Director of the West Point Alumni Glee Club in 2007.
Nako Caternor is this year’s recipient. An American Politics major from Clarksburg, MD, Nako is honored by her peers for her boundless positivity and fun-loving spirit. In her role as Glee Club Librarian, she brought new meaning to the first part of our motto, “No fun without music.” With Nako as librarian, we were always prepared! Nako branched Field Artillery and begins her career at Camp Casey, South Korea.