Nominations for the Grand Island Senior High School Hall of Honor are accepted throughout each year. The Hall of Honor Committee will review all submitted nominations and honor inductees every other year. We are excited to announce the Hall of Honor Banquet & Celebration will be held again on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.
The Hall of Honor, inaugurated in 1983, recognizes Grand Island Senior High School alumni who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the betterment of society. Nominees must have graduated more than 20 years ago from the high school.
Dr. James G. Bastian
Class of 1944
Hall of Honor 1985
James G. Bastian, Ph.D., is an authority on 16th century organist and composer Claudio Merulo. The Doane College Professor of Fine Arts has published six volumes of Merulo’s sacred works through the American Institute of Musicology.
In his 30th year at Doane, Dr. Bastian is working on locating and editing the composer’s secular works for publication.
Dr. Bastian was appointed to Doane College’s first permanently endowed chair.