The International Trombone Association has five awards it bestows on individuals and orchestras. The individual awards are the ITA Award, presented every year to an individual who has greatly influenced the field of trombone, the Neill Humfeld Award, which recognizes outstanding trombone teaching in our profession while honoring the teaching excellence of the late Neill Humfeld, the Legacy Circle Award, for unparalleled accomplishments in the trombone community, the Lifetime Achievement Award, for contributions to the trombone profession over a long career, and the fifth award is the Orchestra Recognition Award. This is given to an orchestra which has made a significant contribution to the artistic advancement of trombone performance and literature.